Week 31: Domestic Titles Rules Another Week, 'Monster Hunt' still Controls
According to EBOT statistics, mainland boxoffice gross in the 31st week (Aug. 3- Aug.9, 2015) reached $116million, seeing a weekly slide of 28%, yet up 11% y-o-y. Moviegoers this week totaled 21.23million, less 35% than the 30th week.
"Monster Hunt” held on first place in mainland Chinese market for the continuous four weeks, earning another $39.48million with 34% share. The domestic production also maintained the week’s highest point of audiences reception—6.7milion, though down 42% than week 30. As the closest racer to “Monster Hunt”, “Jian Bing Man” was still the winner with many new comers joining the campaign of box office last week. Its weekly income added another $12.93million into $177.35million total revenue. With $138million for 31days’screening, the home-grown animated fantasy of Sun Wukong, “Monkey King: The Hero is Back” surpassed “Kung Fu Panda 2” to become China’s bestselling animation in history.
Hong Kong-based director, Dante Lam, released his new cycling race film, “To the Fore” last Thursday and won the fourth place by making a total of $11.71 million. In the fifth place for its second week, “Wild City” put in additional $7.58milion to $21.82million total gross.
New animations of the 31st week received decent ticket receipts as “Kwai Boo”, No.6, got $5.86million in first four days and “Mr. Black: Green Star” was ranked No.8 with $5.18million for the opening weekend. Following “Kwai Boo”, another new film “Time to Love” opened $3.43million in the ninth place, which lost its high-expectation as an adaption of popular TV series “Scarlet Heart” in 2011.
"Lady of the Dynasty” was falling quickly on the top-earning list, only made one third of the debut week revenue, totally $20.66million for 11 days. For even worse performance, though starring A-list actors and actress, “The Crossing: Part 2” either made exploding opening or second week, accumulating only $7.66million.
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