Mao's Last Dancer

In Maoist China, a boy is taken from his family and trained to become a dancer, but everything he knows is challenged when he is chosen to attend a ballet summer school in Houston, Texas.


Domestic (21.6%)
Summary Details
DistributorThe Samuel Goldwyn Company
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Runtime1 hr 57 min
Opening Weekend$199,657
33 theaters
GenresBiography Drama Music Romance
Widest Release137 theaters
In Release140 days/20 weeks
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Aug 20-2231$199,657-33-$6,050$777,6571
Aug 27-2925$299,691+50.1%75+42$3,995$1,193,8132
Sep 3-528$338,179+12.8%95+20$3,559$1,676,1893
Sep 3-6
Labor Day wknd
Sep 10-1229$341,941+1.1%102+7$3,352$2,225,0574
Sep 17-1930$238,007-30.4%98-4$2,428$2,617,2905
Sep 24-2625$273,176+14.8%122+24$2,239$3,013,3226
Oct 1-321$263,534-3.5%137+15$1,923$3,420,3677
Oct 8-1027$183,230-30.5%121-16$1,514$3,737,3488
Oct 15-1734$151,571-17.3%116-5$1,306$3,993,9619
Oct 22-2434$126,715-16.4%102-14$1,242$4,196,12010
Oct 29-3133$117,235-7.5%102-$1,149$4,385,59511
Nov 5-736$100,022-14.7%81-21$1,234$4,553,64012
Nov 12-1439$56,911-43.1%55-26$1,034$4,664,09513
Nov 19-2139$36,487-35.9%42-13$868$4,734,67714
Nov 26-2848$31,216-14.4%22-20$1,418$4,780,21615
Dec 3-552$17,421-44.2%23+1$757$4,806,75016
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