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 tries to trade his grandmother's only treasure, a hairpin, for a video game batteries; 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
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Nov 16Saturday31$12,022+70.6%-3$4,007$19,0682
Nov 17Sunday31$10,669-11.3%-3$3,556$29,7373
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Thanksgiving
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Christmas Day
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New Year's Eve
Tuesday39$1,804-15%-47.5%13$138$295,95947
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New Year's Day
Wednesday44$3,042+68.6%-52%13$234$299,00148
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MLK Day
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Feb 17
Presidents' Day
Monday42$33-86.5%-77.6%3$11$356,26695
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Apr 18Friday72$604-13%-23.1%6$100$438,453155
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Apr 20
Easter Sunday
Sunday72$785-22.1%-18.1%6$130$440,246157
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