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Sword Master (2016)

San shao ye de jian
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $75,526Details
International Box Office $14,592,992Details
Worldwide Box Office $14,668,518
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A powerful swordsman is haunted by the destructive impact his deadly talents have on others. Weary of the bloodshed and violence from the martial arts world, he banishes himself to the humble life a vagrant, wandering the fringes of society. But his violent past refuses to let him go quietly. The master swordsman must regain the ability to wield his sword and fight those disrupting the peace he so desperately craves.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,501-11,600) 11,564 $75,526
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,146 $14,592,992
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,337 $14,668,518
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,358 $75,526

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 9th, 2016 (Limited) by Well Go USA
International Releases: December 2nd, 2016 (Wide) (China)
December 9th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
December 9th, 2016 (Wide) (New Zealand)
Video Release: March 7th, 2017 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Wuxia, Martial Arts, Retirement, Out of Retirement, 3-D
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Bona Fide, Film Unlimited
Production Countries: China


Kenny Lin   
Peter Ho   
Jiang Mengjie   
Jiang Yiyan   

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Production and Technical Credits

Derek Yee    Screenwriter
Tsui Hark    Screenwriter
Tsui Hark    Producer
Yu Dong    Executive Producer
Jeffrey Chan    Executive Producer
John Zeng    Executive Producer
Cao Guxiong    Executive Producer
Fion Lee    Production Designer
Guo Rong    Production Designer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/09 41 $40,113   29 $1,383   $40,113 1
2016/12/16 48 $8,570 -79% 7 $1,224   $70,031 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/09 40 $61,461   29 $2,119   $61,461 1
2016/12/16 53 $14,065 -77% 7 $2,009   $75,526 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 12/9/2016 $25,199 10 10 19 $43,995 12/28/2016
China 12/2/2016 $7,600,000 37285 37285 42867 $14,540,000 1/12/2017
New Zealand 12/9/2016 $5,969 4 4 5 $8,997 12/19/2016
International Total$14,592,992 1/12/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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