Man of Tai Chi Makes $1.5 million on VOD screenings

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I’m a huge fan of goofy kung fu movies and the more crazy the action the better. I have seen some great trailers so far for Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi, and I have high hopes for the movie. It was released on VOD on Sept. 27 and has done well, bringing in $1.5 million in rentals alone ahead of its theatrical release.

I haven’t rented it because I want to experience it first on the big screen – because that is how all movies should be first experienced.

Check out the trailer below and then we’ll chat about the VOD profits.

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Yeah, I love the hell out of that trailer.

Well, the movie opened this weekend in limited locations (102 theaters in the U.S.) from the Weinstein Company and it did decently well in the first month. However, it fell pretty short of the $8 million that Bachelorette made in 2012, the company’s first VOD release. Only God Forgives was also released the same way.

One has to wonder if this is the way a lot of these smaller prestige pics will be released in the future. One also has to wonder if Keanu Reeves will keep gifting us with movies like this and the upcoming 47 Ronin.

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Shawn S. Lealos
Shawn is a film critic with over 25 years of experience in print and online media. He is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks.
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