CHINA: Indies, Superhero Flicks, and the Provinces on November 10, 2013
TOP STORIES: Chinese Box Office Expected to Surge Past $3.6B on November 06, 2013
Canada and Hollywood face-off for Chinese animated market. [Wall Street Journal]
MPAA bridges ties with China through week-long event. [LA Times]
Domestic films thrive in China. [China Daily]
Chinese box office expected to pass $3.6B this year. [The Wrap]
Xue Xiaolu, director of Finding Mr. Right, enjoying success from young audiences. [Variety]
CHINA: Russia's 'Stalingrad' Dethrones 'The Wolverine' with $8.28M Bow on November 05, 2013
Stalingrad posted one of the best weekends of all time for a non-American foreign film in China. The Russian submission to the Academy Awards has already grossed $47.8 million its home country, becoming the most successful domestic film of all time in the Russian box office. Stalingrad expanded to China over the weekend and topped the box office with an $8.28 million bow. The WWII historical epic dethroned The Wolverine’s consecutive weeks atop the box office, with the superhero spin-off sequel settling for a $6.59 million second place finish. The Wolverine has grossed a total of $39.71 million in China.
Hotel Transylvania had a third place debut with a $5.71 million bow. Special ID moved down to fourth place in its third frame with a $3.48 million take that brings its domestic total to $24.68 million. The Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle The Last Stand was resilient in its second frame with a $2.99 million hold that brings its Chinese cume to $7.79 million. The Last Stand might see its business drop in the following frame after Escape Plan opened in theaters on Monday. Now You See Me has also been able to show legs nearly a month into its Chinese run. The magic heist film has already grossed a total $22.95 million after 25 days in China.
Top Ten Films in China.
Data courtesy of Entgroup.
CHINA: 'Wolverine' Continues Strong Run, Reaches $37.48M on November 03, 2013
The Wolverine continues earning in China. The superhero spin-off sequel added another $2.26 million from the market over the weekend to take its Chinese total to $37.48 million. The Wolverine will see a challenge from Thor: The Dark World next weekend, as the Thor sequel prepares for a November 8 premiere in the market.