'Despicable Me 3’ Secures Release Date in China

2017/5/25 9:37:00 (Beijing Time)   Source:Variety    By:Patrick Frater

Illumination Entertainment’s “Despicable Me 3” has been confirmed as heading for mainland Chinese theaters.

The animated film will be released in the Middle Kingdom on July 7, a week after its release in North America and most major international territories.

Universal Pictures confirmed the China release date and revealed a new poster and trailer for the Chinese market. As a revenue sharing quota import title, the film’s release in China will be handled by a state-owned distributor.

"Despicable Me 2” was released in China in January 2014, and earned $53.0 million.

Also confirmed for release in mainland theaters is the Oscar-nominated Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman-starrer “Lion,” which will hit screens on June 23. In this case, the release is more than six months after its U.S. outing.

Hollywood movies are having a very strong year at the Chinese box office with a mixture of widely anticipated hits such as “The Fate of the Furious” which is now the second biggest movie of all time in China, and surprises such as “Resident Evil:The Final Chapter,” and “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”

While most Chinese films have wilted, Hollywood titles have helped keep the cumulative Chinese box office on a par with 2016 through the first five months of the year.

04/05/2021-04/11/2021
Movie Gross Admissions
SISTER
Gross:US$44.33(M)
Admissions:8419276
Total:US$689.87(M)
Godzilla vs Kong US$27.23(M) 5188502
Monkey King Reborn US$5.37(M) 1130307
The Eleventh Chapter US$3.38(M) 609554
Avatar US$1.67(M) 335533
Warrior of China US$1.46(M) 204279
Hi, Mom US$1.34(M) 251616
Super Me US$1.01(M) 193455
The Wings of songs US$0.97(M) 146927
Tomorrow Will Be F... US$0.88(M) 168024