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Xi you xiang mo pian (2013)

Xi you xiang mo pian poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,058Details
International Box Office $207,909,924Details
Worldwide Box Office $207,927,982
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $397,817 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $435,423 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $833,240
Further financial details...

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One of the undisputed Chinese masters of comedy, Stephen Chow returns with an action-packed love story about competing demon hunters vying for the same conquests.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,594 $18,058
All Time International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 364 $207,909,924
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 715 $207,927,982
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,027 $18,058

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 7th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures, released as Journey to the West
International Releases: February 7th, 2013 (Wide) (China)
Video Release: May 27th, 2014 by Magnolia Home Entertainment, released as Journey to the West
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for fantasy violence including bloody images, some sexual content and partial nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2307, 1/29/2014)
Running Time: 110 minutes
Franchise: Journey to the West
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Keywords: Fantasy Sequence, Chinese Mythology, First Love, Martial Arts, Demons, Unrequited Love, Wuxia, Character's Journey Shown on Map, Romance, Visual Effects, One Set
Source:Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Village Roadshow Asia, Chinavision Media Group, Bingo Movie Development, Edko Films, Wanda Media
Production Countries: China

Leading Cast

   Miss Duan
   Xuan Zang
   Sun Wukong
   Prince Important

Supporting Cast

Lee Sheung-ching    Sand Monk
Chiu Chi-ling    Killer Two
Chrissie Chau    Killer Four
Chen Bing Qiang    KL Hogg
Cheng Si Han    Master Nameless
Yu Xing    First of the North Star

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Production and Technical Credits

Wang Zhonglei    Co-Producer
Stephen Chow    Screenwriter
Stephen Chow    Producer
Ivy Kong    Producer
Stephen Chow    Executive Producer
Ellen Eliasoph    Executive Producer
Dong Ping    Executive Producer
Bill Kong    Executive Producer
Wang Zhongjun    Executive Producer
Fung Chih-chiang    Executive Producer
Alice Chow    Associate Producer
Lu Zheng-yu    Executive Producer
Lee Sheung-ching    Executive Producer
Ivy Kong    Executive Producer
Choi Sung-fai    Director of Photography
Chan Chi-wai    Editor
Bruce Yu    Production Designer
Ku Huen Chiu    Fight Choreographer
Raymond Wong    Music Director
Derek Kwok    Co-Director

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 27th, 2014

May 26th, 2014

While summer time is a great time for theatrical releases, it is a terrible time on the home market. This week, there are nearly no first-run releases, and the one that came out, Endless Love, earned terrible reviews and failed to find an audience in theaters. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of other releases to make up for the lack of first-run releases. There are some catalog releases, like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which is coming out on Blu-ray. There are also some summer shows coming out on DVD ahead of the premiere of the latest season, like Suits: Season Three. There's not much in the way of contenders for Pick of the Week. Cheap Thrills is one such contender, but I'm still waiting for the DVD or the Blu-ray screener to arrive. This leaves Journey to the West on Blu-ray as the only choice for Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Journey to the West

May 25th, 2014

Stephen Chow wrote, directed, and starred in Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer, which are two amazing movies. When I heard he was making another movie, I was super excited. When Journey to the West was released last year, the film made $200 million internationally, which helped lift expectations. (It made less than $20,000 here, but it was playing on Video on Demand as well as in theaters, so this isn't surprising.) Is the film as good as its predecessors? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

Per Theater Chart: Grand, Grandeur, Grandest

March 12th, 2014

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The Grand Budapest Hotel led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $202,792 in four theaters. This is the best per theater average this year and the best per theater average since Frozen's debut last year. It is also the best per theater average for a live action film of all time, beating The Master's old record of $147,262 in five theaters set in 2012. The film will clearly expand wide enough to earn a significant measure of mainstream success, if it doesn't expand truly wide. Particle Fever was next with an average of $14,323 in three theaters over the weekend, while its total since Wednesday is $49,869. The only wide release to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was 300: Rise of an Empire, which earned an average of $13,006. Interior. Leather Bar. was a surprise entrant in the $10,000 club earning $10,902 in one theater. More...

Limited Releases are Looking Grand

March 7th, 2014

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This week the list of limited releases includes The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is earning amazing buzz and arguably better reviews. It will likely dominate the per theater chart so much so that the rest of the films might suffer as as result. This would be too bad, because there are several other films that deserve to find an audience. Grand Piano and In Fear are both earning great reviews, but as horror films playing on Video on Demand, their box office numbers will be nothing more than an afterthought. There are also a couple of comedies I'm interested in seeing, Journey To The West and No Clue, although the latter is only playing in Canada. More...

International Box Office: Oz Powers Its Way to the Top

March 15th, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful began its international run in first place with $69.2 million on 11,250 screens in 46 markets. It crushed the competition is Russia with $14.65 million on 1,137 screens, but this particular market tends to reward fantasy films. It wasn't quite as strong in the U.K., but still earned first place with $5.53 million on 530 screens. It also topped the charts in Mexico ($5.26 million on 207 screens); in Australia ($4.88 million on 268); in Brazil ($4.39 million 732); Italy ($3.76 million 588); Germany ($3.74 million on 548); and in Spain ($2.62 million on 649). On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Japan with $2.81 million on 584 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.50 million. It could do no better than fourth in South Korea with $1.58 million on 425 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.73 million. It is too soon to tell where it will end up, but this is a good start. More...

International Box Office: Journey Never Ends

March 6th, 2013

Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons earned first place for the third weekend in a row earning $23.37 million in 8 markets for a running tally of $193.09 million. A few years ago, a Chinese film earning nearly $200 million would have been the biggest news of the year, but this is becoming almost common. More...

International Box Office: Django Completes Hat Trick

February 14th, 2013

For the third weekend in a row, Django Unchained earned first place on the international chart. This weekend it earned $19.55 million on 5,090 screens in 65 markets for totals of $187.71 million internationally and $342.23 million worldwide. It has now made more than Inglourious Basterds made worldwide, and it is a week away from becoming Quentin Tarantino's undisputed biggest hit of his career. Plus, it has yet to open in Japan and a few other markets, so it might have more milestones ahead. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/03/07 75 $7,456   7 $1,065   $7,456 1
2014/03/14 87 $1,392 -81% 3 $464   $11,695 2
2014/03/21 92 $1,259 -10% 4 $315   $14,248 3
2014/03/28 80 $1,437 +14% 3 $479   $16,630 4
2014/04/04 100 $533 -63% 2 $267   $17,734 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/03/07 71 $10,303   7 $1,472   $10,303 1
2014/03/14 75 $2,686 -74% 3 $895   $12,989 2
2014/03/21 85 $2,204 -18% 4 $551   $15,193 3
2014/03/28 88 $2,008 -9% 3 $669   $17,201 4
2014/04/04 94 $857 -57% 2 $429   $18,058 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
China 2/7/2013 $0 0 0 0 $0
International Total$207,909,924

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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