‘Never Say Die’ leading the China’s box office with 220 million dollars
With 13 films released during China’s Golden Week, the domestic comedy ‘Never Say Die’ dominated the national holiday this year.
The body-swapping comedy, from Mahua Fun Age – a Beijing theater group, earned a strong 64.4 million US dollars in its second weekend, according to local data service Ent Group, taking its nine-day result to a whopping 220 million dollars.
This surely will not be a difficulty for the film to outweigh Mahua’s last release – Goodbye Mr. Loser, which earned a total of 226 million US dollars in 2015.
‘Chasing the Dragon’ slipped to second place. The martial arts comedy earned17.1 million US dollars, bringing its 9 day total to nearly 60 million US dollars. It also has the highest score - 7.6 - among all the other domestic releases on Douban.com, China’s leading film ranking website.
The STX Entertainment-backed action thriller ‘The Foreigner’, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, earned 15.3 million US dollars and nearly 67 million US dollars over the nine-days since its release.
This is far less than Chan’s recent martial arts comedies, including Kung Fu Yoga( 254.5 million US dollars) and Railroad Tigers(101.5 million US dollars).
The music film ‘City of Rock’ took fourth place, opening with 12.2 million dollars and hit the total of 38.7 million dollars after 10 days.
Chinese star Fan Bingbing’s air force film “Sky Hunter’ managed 10.6 million US dollars for fifth place and 37.8 million US dollars overall.