The Way Home

Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his old-fashioned grandmother and his new rural surroundings. Disrespectful and selfish, Sang-woo lashes out in anger, perceiving that he has been abandoned. He trades his grandmother's only treasure for a video game; he throws his food and he throws tantrums. When Sang-woo's mother finds work and finally returns for him, Sang-woo has become a different boy. Through his grandmother's boundless patience and devotion, he learns to embrace empathy, humility and the importance of family.

Grosses

Domestic (1.8%)
$445,367
Summary Details
DistributorParamount Classics
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Opening$29,737
3 theaters
MPAAPG
Running Time1 hr 20 min
GenresDrama
In Release412 days/58 weeks
Widest Release20 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Nov 15, 2002Friday36$7,046--3$2,348$7,0461
Nov 16, 2002Saturday31$12,022+70.6%-3$4,007$19,0682
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Nov 19, 2002Tuesday32$2,536-13.9%-3$845$35,2185
Nov 20, 2002Wednesday31$2,563+1.1%-3$854$37,7816
Nov 21, 2002Thursday30$3,293+28.5%-3$1,097$41,0747
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Nov 28, 2002
Thanksgiving
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Dec 25, 2002
Christmas Day
Wednesday30$6,334+84.5%+71.7%19$333$276,50841
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Dec 27, 2002Friday37$3,811-5.4%-15.4%13$293$284,34943
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Dec 31, 2002
New Year's Eve
Tuesday39$1,804-15%-47.5%13$138$295,95947
Jan 1, 2003
New Year's Day
Wednesday44$3,042+68.6%-52%13$234$299,00148
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Jan 20, 2003
MLK Day
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Feb 10, 2003Monday38$147-80.4%-82.6%5$29$355,01388
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Feb 12, 2003Wednesday38$237+24.1%-82.1%5$47$355,44190
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Feb 14, 2003Friday41$138-39.5%-74.1%3$46$355,80792
Feb 15, 2003Saturday41$181+31.2%-81.5%3$60$355,98893
Feb 16, 2003Sunday39$245+35.4%-67.4%3$81$356,23394
Feb 17, 2003
Presidents' Day
Monday42$33-86.5%-77.6%3$11$356,26695
Feb 18, 2003Tuesday37$34+3%-82.2%3$11$356,30096
Feb 19, 2003Wednesday37$47+38.2%-80.2%3$15$356,34797
Feb 20, 2003Thursday37$168+257.4%-26.3%3$56$356,51598
Feb 21, 2003Friday39$1,826+986.9%+1,223.2%7$260$358,34199
Feb 22, 2003Saturday39$2,783+52.4%+1,437.6%7$397$361,124100
Feb 23, 2003Sunday38$2,696-3.1%+1,000.4%7$385$363,820101
Feb 24, 2003Monday36$434-83.9%+1,215.2%7$62$364,254102
Feb 25, 2003Tuesday36$757+74.4%+2,126.5%7$108$365,011103
Feb 26, 2003Wednesday36$852+12.5%+1,712.8%7$121$365,863104
Feb 27, 2003Thursday36$910+6.8%+441.7%7$130$366,773105
Feb 28, 2003Friday42$2,907+219.5%+59.2%11$264$369,680106
Mar 1, 2003Saturday42$4,450+53.1%+59.9%11$404$374,130107
Mar 2, 2003Sunday41$2,696-39.4%-11$245$376,826108
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Apr 7, 2003Monday62$826-55.9%-57.9%12$68$430,047144
Apr 8, 2003Tuesday63$735-11%+18.5%12$61$430,782145
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Apr 18, 2003Friday72$604-13%-23.1%6$100$438,453155
Apr 19, 2003Saturday72$1,008+66.9%-26.4%6$168$439,461156
Apr 20, 2003
Easter Sunday
Sunday72$785-22.1%-18.1%6$130$440,246157
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