Week 52: "The Taking of the Tiger Mountain" Led the B.O.

2014/12/31 15:58:00(Beijing Time)    by: Entgroup Consulting

According to enbase statistics, mainland boxoffice gross in the 52nd week (Dec. 22-28, 2014) reached $112million, up 22% vs. the previous week, and increased 20% y-o-y. Moviegoers this week totaled 18million, with growth of 18% than the 51st week.

Tsui Hark’s 3D film, “The Taking of the Tiger Mountain” became the champion of both ticket selling and word-of-mouth in the last week of the 2014 mainland Chinese market. In its 6 day’s screening, 7599885 admissions attended for 211787 showings, totally paying $51.29million for the adaptation of the famous Peking opera. The No. 2 boxoffice winner was “Love on the Cloud”, targeting young moviegoers, which earned $23.1million on debut and also toppled Jiang Wen’s musical comedy “Gone with the Bullets” to the third place. Former top 1 boxoffice earner, “Gone with the Bullets” added a modest $20.23million into $75.5million total gross while its market share shrinking into 18% in the 52nd week. The total ticket receipts of "Fleet of Time" has been accumulated over $93million with $4.35million weekly revenue. As one of the most anticipated films in 2014, however fail the assumed boxoffice, "The Crossing: Part 1" rank No. 5 in the 52nd week, earned $2.58million with showing declining below 10000 nationwide.

Two Hollywood movies intended to take a slice of pie during the year end market, "The Nut Job" and "The Last Days" took the sixth and eighth place on debut week, gaining $2.58millon and $1.29 million respectively. And the No. 7, "Meet Miss Anxiety" weekly grossed $1.68million.

Rounding out the top 10 of 2014's final week boxoffice was another two newcomers-- "Golden Brother" from Hong Kong and a thriller from mainland, "Death Trip".

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