Weekend Report: 'Firestorm' Wins in Fierce Year-end Competition

2013/12/16 18:40:00(Beijing Time)    by: EntGroup Consulting

Alan Yuen's directorial debut Firestorm had a mighty start through the last weekend. A $19.28 million in three days definitely renewed the record of mainland performance for Hong Kong films. Ning Hao's No Man's Land dropped to second place with $6.76 million. Overall, the weekend gross finished at $37.74 million, off 5.65 percent from the previous week.

 It is now right in the middle of the New Year movie season, but the atmosphere inside mainland cinemas is as cold as the temperature outside. Although many big flicks all hit the screen at the opening of December, the ticket sales remained tepid in the marketplace. With good word-of-mouth, Gravity took in $1.51 million for a cume of $69.17 million. It will be hard for the space epic to move past the record set by Life of Pi. There is still highly-anticipated Personal Tailor and Police Story 2013 to be screened in the remainder of the month, but it stays to be seen whether the annual gross can hit ¥22 billion in the end.

Movie Gross Admissions
Jade Dynasty Ⅰ
Detective Conan: T... US$22.99(M) 5103066
The Last Wish US$21.40(M) 4609732
The Legend Of Hei US$20.62(M) 4352741
Ne Zha US$12.29(M) 2540436
Fast & Furious Pre... US$10.50(M) 2029883
Crawl US$6.70(M) 1488888
The Bravest US$1.83(M) 416928
Free Solo US$1.53(M) 303989
Lucky star US$0.57(M) 129592