BOX OFFICE: 'Journey To The West' Sets Opening Day Record on February 11, 2013
Records are made to be broken at the Chinese box office these days.
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons pulled in $12.5 million on its first day of release, breaking the record previously held by Painted Skin 2.
'Lost In Thailand' Starts Slow In North American Debut on February 10, 2013
AMC estimates that Lost in Thailand will gross $29,143 from 35 locations during its first weekend of release in North America. $9,098 on Friday, $11,791 on Saturday and $8,254 on Sunday.
'Iron Man 3' Stars Robert Downey Jr. and Wang Xuequi Offer Chinese New Year's Greeting on February 08, 2013
TWC Snatches Up Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmasters' on February 07, 2013
Deadline's Mike Fleming reports that Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmasters has landed in the nurturing hands of The Weinstein Company. TWC has acquired all rights in the US and English-speaking Canadian territories from Annapurna Pictures, and rights to Australia, New Zealand and the UK from Wild Bunch.
The Grandmaster's box office total in China is a solid $45.3 million, but the film's run has been overshadowed by the recent release of two Hollywood heavyweights: Skyfall and Cloud Atlas.
Wong Kar Wai's last feature-length film to open in North America was 2007's My Blueberry Nights, a drama that featured performances by Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz and Norah Jones. My Blueberry Nights tallied only $867,142 stateside.
BOX OFFICE: 'Cloud Atlas' Shows Strength on February 07, 2013
THR reports that Cloud Atlas has grossed $15.2 million in China as of Tuesday. Word of mouth is strong in China for a film that polarized American moviegoers. There's a very real chance that Cloud Atlas' Chinese gross could top its $27 million North American haul.