Week 38: 'Apes' Ruled as B.O. Shrinking

2014/9/23 17:57:00(Beijing Time)    by: Entgroup Consulting

According to Enbase’s China film boxoffice statistics, mainland boxoffice gross in the 38th week (Sep. 15-21, 2014) reached $52.15 million, slide 34%, comparing to last week, down 6% y-o-y. The total admissions shrank into 9.86 million last week, less 35% than the previous week.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" still ruled the top of Mainland China B.O., yet only accounted in $8.44 million due to plummeted showings and admissions. Less 1.5% market share than the highest 16.2%, “The Expendables 3” didn’t reach $8 million ($7.62 mn) in its 3rd week in Mainland China. The third place was taken by another Hollywood blockbuster, "Non-stop", which attempted to make $7.28mn in its debut. “Into the Strom” slightly rose to fourth place in the 37th week with a $7.21 mn weekly gross and $14.83 mn in total. “But always” was the only domestic film on the Top 5 list, contributing $6.41 mn to $34.28 mn total gross. "One Step Away" followed one step after "But Always" in the first three-day on screens, gaining $6.31 nm. "Divergent” ($2.18 mn) falling to seventh place, "Cold Eyes" making first $1.23 mn, "Beauty and the Beast" the ninth and "Inside the Girls" the tenth was shown last week when the total market decreased massively.

In the 39th week (Sep. 22-28, 2014), three films below will be released in Mainland China. The Venice and TIFF visitor, "Dearest", classic animation "Da Tou Er Zi" and a 3D action "Out Cast" will no doubt stimulate the dull boxoffice in the upcoming week.

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Movie Gross Admissions
Spirited Away
Men in Black Inter... US$14.30(M) 2766537
Toy Story 4 US$12.99(M) 2462652
My Best Summer US$8.85(M) 1955283
Godzilla: King of ... US$7.10(M) 1432171
3 Seconds US$5.67(M) 1226509
Chasing the Dragon Ⅱ US$3.65(M) 718396
The 22th Shanghai ... US$2.91(M) 424582
Macau Is The Seat ... US$2.60(M) 551273
X-Men: Dark Phoenix US$2.57(M) 517714