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Chinese Box Office: "Mr. Right" Scores Again; "Scoundrel" Continues Huang Bo's Hot Streak; "Drug War" Has Solid Debut
2:31 PM 4/11/2013 by Senh Duong
"Finding Mr. Right" has turned into a mega blockbuster in China. It's the top film there for the past three weeks. Last week (4/1 - 4/7), it took in another $23.4M, upping its total to a staggering $62.5M. The Tang Wei starring film is now the second highest grossing romance in China.
2:35 PM 4/3/2013 by Senh Duong
"Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons" was a surprise hit in China when it opened a couple months ago on Chinese New Year. Sure, it was a big-budget New Year's film that has Stephen Chow's name attached. He is a name brand and is a proven draw at the box office in China - "CJ7" and "Kung Fu Hustle" did $26M and $20M respectively during years when those figures were considered blockbusters.
9:57 AM 3/14/2013 by Senh Duong
In my previous Chinese box office report, I wrote that Stephen Chow's "Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons" would get close, but not beat "Lost in Thailand" for the record of highest-grossing Chinese film of all time. Huayi Brothers, the company behind "Journey to the West," apparently agrees with me.
At 58, Jackie Chan Still Kicks Ass at the Box Office: "Chinese Zodiac" Takes in Massive $34.6M After Four Days in China
3:49 PM 12/28/2012 by Senh Duong
It won’t be released in the States until next Spring or Summer, but Jackie Chan’s latest action comedy “Chinese Zodiac” (a.k.a. CZ12) has already become his highest grossing film ever in China, taking in $34.6M in just four days, according to EntGroup. His previous best were “Shaolin” and “The Forbidden Kingdom,” which made $33.8M and $27M, respectively, in their entire theatrical runs.
Chinese Box Office: Feng Xiaogang's "Back to 1942" (Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins) Debuts with Solid $21.3M
6:35 PM 12/4/2012 by Senh Duong
China’s Box Office titan Feng Xiaogang’s latest film “Back to 1942,” about the devastating famine during World War II and starring American actors Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins, debuted last week in China. It grossed $21.3M, according to EntGroup. Although not record-breaking, it’s still a solid opening. That’s what Donnie Yen’s films tend to do, on average, after their entire run.
10:22 PM 11/28/2012 by Senh Duong
Twitch put up the poster for Jackie Chan’s “Chinese Zodiac” (a.k.a. “CZ12”), and I have to agree with them that it looks like crap. You’d think with a budget of $37M, they can hire a decent poster designer.
6:34 PM 11/8/2012 by Senh Duong
It was just last year when China surpassed India and became the third largest film market in the world with $2B in annual box office revenue.
4:56 PM 9/17/2012 by Senh Duong
I’ve seen “The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate” on Bluray and loved it. I read about how awesome the 3D was, so I wanted to see for myself. There was a screening at Cannes in May, but I couldn’t catch it.
4:23 PM 8/15/2012 by Senh Duong
When Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables” was released in 2010, it got 41% on the Tomatometer. That didn’t deter action fans from making it a sleeper hit at the box office, where it grossed $103M. It was one of Lionsgate’s biggest hits at the time. In this newer outing, Stallone is only starring in the film, handing the director’s chair to action vet Simon West (“Con Air”).
6:03 PM 7/27/2012 by Senh Duong
After 25 days in release, “Painted Skin II: Resurrection” has broken the all-time box office record for a Chinese film with $109M. The previous record holder is “Let the Bullets Fly” (Chow Yun-Fat) at $103M.