Mainland China Box Office Performance in Week 43

2011/10/27 10:10:00(Beijing Time)    by: EntGroup Consulting

According to China Box-office statistics by enbase, the mainland Box-office gross in Week 43 (Oct 11- Oct 23, 2011) reached $19.86 million, showing a 4% box-office growth from last month, a 28% increase compared to the same time last year. Moviegoers this week counted as 3.96 million in total, 1% up compared to last month. Hollywood film "The Green Lantern" contributed $5.86 million in ticket sales to mainland film market within its opening 4 days as the winner of box office. Relativity Media presented “Limitless” won Top 2 spot with $2.98 million this week. Romantic comedy”Love on Credit” made a modest $2.45 million over 4 days, it was the only domestic film in the Top 3. “The Sorcerer and the White Snake” finally cross the line of RMB 2 billion ($30.34 million) in total gross in its third week. China box office market continued its depression after the National Day holidays, especially domestic films market share slumped to 42.8%, a new low point comparing to last week’s 69% market share. Industry insiders expect a Boom in the Chinese New Year release frame, during when a dozen blockbusters such as Zhang Yimou’s “The Flowers of War” and the renewed version “East Meets West 2011”will be released.

Warner Bros.’ Animated-Action movie '"Green Lantern" lit up last week’s gloomy market with $ 5.86 million over 4 days and ranked Top 1 on the list. The superhero pulled in ticket sales large crowds both in North America and Hong Kong market, it was the top-grossing in its first released week in the both regions. Its CGI and 3D visual effects attracted nearly 1 million audiences to cinemas to watch the American superhero show. Another Hollywood flat-rate imported film“Limitless” gained $2.98 million as Top 2. “Fake identity” just listed Top 7 earning a ticket sale of $1 million within its 6 days.


On the domestic films’s side, Romantic comedy ”Love on credit” was the only local film In box office top 3. Leste Chen’s film grossed $2.45 million through distributor and investor Beijing Galloping Horse Film & TV Production. Modern relationship drama “Sleepless Fashion” was affected by the “Lost copies” accident, gaining a disappointing $0.44 million with number 10 spot in box office. “ The Sorcerer and the White Snake”  crossed the line of RMB 2 billion ($30.34 million) 26 days after its released, as the same time released  “Mural” grossed $27.12 million in its 25 days run.
In the coming Week 44 (Oct 24-Oct 30, 2011), films as below are going to be released in mainland China.

 Enbase is an up-to-date database system developed by entgroup. It contains detailed information of more than 300,000 films and television shows, including information of the distributors, directors, cast, etc as well as film box-office record and audience attendance rate.

Movie Gross Admissions
Jade Dynasty Ⅰ
Detective Conan: T... US$22.99(M) 5102807
The Last Wish US$21.40(M) 4609708
The Legend Of Hei US$20.62(M) 4352521
Ne Zha US$12.29(M) 2540537
Fast & Furious Pre... US$10.50(M) 2029919
Crawl US$6.70(M) 1488746
The Bravest US$1.83(M) 416852
Free Solo US$1.53(M) 303962
Lucky star US$0.57(M) 129564