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'Frozen' Becomes Top Disney/Pixar Release in China on February 25, 2014

frozen.jpgFrozen is now the biggest Disney/Pixar release of all time in China, surpassing Monsters University with a $36.2 million local cume. 

Frozen is the fourth highest industry animated release of all time in China.

'Beijing Love Story' Charms U.S. Audiences in Limited Release on February 17, 2014

Beijing Love Story translated to a strong opening weekend in North America for specialty distributor China Lion. The film earned $128k from a limited release in 9 screens over its first three days in the market following a Valentine's Day premiere. Beijing Love Story was released day-and-date with China.

'Frozen' Nears $30M in China on February 17, 2014

frozen.jpgFrozen continues to make waves in China, holding on with a strong $8.2 million weekend -only a 3% drop from its previous frame in the market. The animated film has grossed a total of $28.4 million in China and is already the #2 biggest Disney-Pixar release of all time in the market. Frozen currently occupies the #6 spot among the biggest industry releases of all time in China.

TOP STORIES: Chinese Films Shine in Berlin on February 13, 2014

  • Baidu looking to enter the film industry. [China Daily]
  • China will not be increasing the film quota. [BBC]
  • A look at the Chinese films that screened at the Berlin Film Festival. [Reuters]

 

CHINA: 'The Monkey King' Smashes Past $100M; 'Frozen' Takes $14M Debut on February 11, 2014

The Monkey King continued its blockbuster run in China with a $74.22 million tally in its first full week of release. The Chinese film is now reporting a 10 day total of $126.4 million in its home market. 

Reality TV show adaptation Dad, Where Are We Going is the other big winner from the Lunar New Year holiday, raking in $52.49 million in its first full week of release. The Chinese film has grossed a $94.12 million 10-day total and should easily cross the $100 million mark in the coming days.

Hong Kong/Chinese co-production The Man From Macau, starring the legendary Chow Yun Fat, scored another big frame in its first full week in release with a $32.21 million hold. The strong performance for the film lifts its 10-day cume up to $44.09 million.

Frozen posted a strong $14.11 million debut from its mid-week premiere, marking the biggest opening weekend for a Disney Animation film in the market and the second biggest among Disney/Pixar releases, behind Monsters University. The Monsters, Inc. prequel finished its run in China with a $33.7 million total, placing the box office expectations for Frozen in China in the $30 million range 

Top Ten Films in China:

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Data courtesy of Entgroup.


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