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Tai Chi Hero (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,830Details
International Box Office $19,985,212Details
Worldwide Box Office $20,016,042
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Lu Chan is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master…and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang, beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen, agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It’s only a formality, though – she is the teacher, and he is the student – and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death. Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan’s presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang’s scorned fiancée has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime. The second in a trilogy from the creators of Ip Man and Detective Dee, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, TAI CHI HERO is a full-on, steampunk-infused, video game-influenced kung fu throwdown that will knock you out of your seat.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,814 $30,830
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,744 $19,985,212
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,582 $20,016,042
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,381 $30,830

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 26th, 2013 (Limited) by Well Go USA
Video Release: July 2nd, 2013 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 102 minutes
Franchise: Tai Chi Zero
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Keywords: Martial Arts, 3-D, Wuxia, Steampunk
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Hyayi Brothers Corp., Huayi Brothers International, Shanghai Stone-Capital Culture Investment, Hunan Highland Culture Media Venture Partnership, Diversion Pictures
Production Countries: China

Lead Ensemble Members

   Chen Chang
   Lu Chan
   Fang Zijing
   Zai Yang Chen
   Claire Heathrow

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Production and Technical Credits

Zhang Jialu    Screenwriter
Cheng Hsiao Tse    Screenwriter
Chen Kuo-fu    Story Creator
Wang Zhongjun    Producer
Wang Liqun    Producer
Zhu Jing    Producer
Wang Zhongjun    Executive Producer
Chen Kuo-fu    Executive Producer
Yip Kam tim    Production Designer
Cheng Hsiao Tse    Editor
Katsunori Ishida    Composer
Ngor Chi kwan    Director of Photography

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/04/26 67 $12,624   7 $1,803   $12,624 1
2013/05/17 93 $1,214   2 $607   $30,204 4
2013/05/24 94 $276 -77% 1 $276   $30,830 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/05/17 95 $1,564   2 $782   $30,554 4
2013/05/24 100 $276 -82% 1 $276   $30,830 5

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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