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Zhang Yimou

Zhang Yimou
By Injeongwon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $787,934,477 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #204)
Best-known technical roles: The Great Wall (Director), Gui lai (Director), Jin líng shí san chai (Director), San qiang pai an jing qi (Director), Da hong deng long gao gao gua (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Matt Damon, Carlo Bernard, Jian Tian, Pedro Pascal, Doug Miro
Born: April 2nd, 1950 (67 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesDirector12$123,985,888$663,948,589$787,934,477

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 519 $123,985,888
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 119 $663,948,589
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 204 $787,934,477

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


The Great Wall Trailer

February 10th, 2017

Historical action adventure starring Matt Damon, directed by Zhang Yimou, opens February 17 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Shadow Director $0 $0 $0
2/17/2017 The Great Wall Director $45,157,105 $289,393,001 $334,550,106
9/9/2015 Gui lai Director $377,607 $484,680 $862,287
1/20/2012 Jin líng shí san chai Director $311,434 $97,915,583 $98,227,017
9/3/2010 San qiang pai an jing qi Director $190,946 $120,000 $310,946
12/21/2006 Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia Director $6,566,773 $70,337,656 $76,904,429
9/1/2006 Qian li zou dan qi Director $252,325 $0 $252,325
12/3/2004 House of Flying Daggers Director $11,050,094 $81,813,851 $92,863,945
8/27/2004 Jet Li's Hero Director $53,652,140 $123,883,818 $177,535,958
12/20/1995 Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao Director $1,900,504 $0 $1,900,504
11/19/1994 Huozhe Director $1,923,899 $0 $1,923,899
3/13/1992 Da hong deng long gao gao gua Director $2,603,061 $0 $2,603,061
Movies: 12Totals:$123,985,888$663,948,589$787,934,477
  Averages:$10,332,157$55,329,049$65,661,206

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Shadow $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/17/2017 The Great Wall $18,469,620 3,328 $45,157,105 $334,550,106 13.5%
9/9/2015 Gui lai $26,361 55 $377,607 $862,287 43.8%
1/20/2012 Jin líng shí san chai $48,558 30 $311,434 $98,227,017 0.3%
9/3/2010 San qiang pai an jing qi $27,330 43 $190,946 $310,946 61.4%
12/21/2006 Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia $478,771 1,234 $6,566,773 $76,904,429 8.5%
9/1/2006 Qian li zou dan qi $28,223 13 $252,325 $252,325 100.0%
12/3/2004 House of Flying Daggers $397,472 1,189 $11,050,094 $92,863,945 11.9%
8/27/2004 Jet Li's Hero $18,004,319 2,175 $53,652,140 $177,535,958 30.2%
12/20/1995 Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao $209,098 43 $1,900,504 $1,900,504 100.0%
11/19/1994 Huozhe $0 67 $1,923,899 $1,923,899 100.0%
3/13/1992 Da hong deng long gao gao gua $0 0 $2,603,061 $2,603,061 100.0%
Movies: 12Totals:  $123,985,888$787,934,477 
 Averages:$3,140,813681$10,332,157$65,661,20651.8%




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