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Shaolin (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $66,099Details
International Box Office $35,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $35,066,099
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As feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. The young general Hao Jie has caused much of this mess, with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians. When Hao is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man, he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks at their hidden mountain temple. As the days pass, he finds himself more and more at ease, as he learns the ways of peace. But Cao is not far behind, and war soon reaches the temple, where the monks are ready to fight back with a fierce style that none of the warlords have ever seen- their unstoppable Shaolin Kung Fu.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2011 (Limited) by Variance Films
Video Release: October 25th, 2011 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence.
(Rating bulletin 2181, 7/20/2011)
Running Time: 131 minutes
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Keywords: Warlord, War, Martial Arts, Death of a Son or Daughter, Dysfunctional Family, Relationships Gone Wrong, Hitmen, Non-Chronological, Epilogue, Revenge
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Emperor Classic Films, China Film Group, Hyayi Brothers Corp., Beijing Silver Moon Productions, Shaolin Temple Culture Communications Co.
Production Countries: China

Leading Cast

   General Hao Jie

Supporting Cast

Nicholas Tse    General Cao Man
Jackie Chan    Wu Dao
Wu Jing    Jing Neng
Fan Bingbing    Yan Xi
Yu Hai    the Abbot

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Production and Technical Credits

Corey Yuen    Action Assistant Director
Yee Chung-Man    Production Designer
Anthony Pun    Cinematographer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 25th, 2011

October 25th, 2011

It's a rather strong week on the home market with several top-notch releases and no matter what your tastes are, you should find something to enjoy here. Even if you just look at contenders for Pick of the Week, there are first run releases (Captain America: The First Avenger on Blu-ray Combo Pack); limited releases (Attack the Block on DVD); TV on DVD releases (Robot Chicken: Season Five on Blu-ray), Box Sets (Jurassic Park: Trilogy Box Set) and even classics (Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection on DVD). In the end, I went with the Winnie the Pooh Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, which should pick up an Oscar nomination and might be the favorite to win Best Feature-Length Animated Film. More...

Per Theater Chart: Laughing at the Competition

September 14th, 2011

There was only one film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, but it did it with style. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain earned just under $2 million in 98 theaters for an average of $19,474. I wasn't expecting it to earn $2 million in total. More...

Turning Limited Releases Inside Out

September 9th, 2011

There is a lot of excitement when it comes to specialty films and potential Awards Season players, because it's time for the Toronto International Film Festival. Unfortunately for those not in Toronto, your choices are a lot more limited. Fortunately for those not in Toronto, you are not in Toronto. (I'm Canadian, so I'm constitutionally obligated to make fun of Toronto.) There are a few new limited releases earning good reviews, but far more that critics are a lot less kind to, and none seem destined for significant box office success. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/09 69 $19,132   10 $1,913   $19,132 1
2011/09/16 66 $14,644 -23% 11 $1,331   $41,570 2
2011/09/23 84 $7,567 -48% 6 $1,261   $55,782 3
2011/10/07 115 $913   1 $913   $64,327 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/09 69 $26,926   10 $2,693   $26,926 1
2011/09/16 69 $21,235 -21% 11 $1,930   $48,161 2
2011/09/23 80 $10,451 -51% 6 $1,742   $58,612 3
2011/09/30 94 $4,802 -54% 3 $1,601   $63,414 4
2011/10/07 111 $1,580 -67% 1 $1,580   $66,099 5

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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