China Box Office : Donnie Yen’s ‘Raging Fire’ Opens With $37.2M, ‘Upcoming Summer’ Second
The final film from the late Hong Kong action director Benny Chan, 'Raging Fire' has earned strong reviews and is forecast to earn over $150 million.
Upcoming Summer, directed by Leste Chen, opened in second place with a healthy $20.6 million. The film tells a love story about a girl who has failed China’s all-important college entrance exam and a free-spirited boy she meets who also has to go back to school because he missed the big test the first time around. It stars Zhang Zifeng, Hao Lei and Wu Lei. Maoyan forecasts the film to earn around $50 million.
Light Chaser’s animated hitGreen Snake, which debuted on top of the charts a week ago, came in third place with $10.8 million, taking its cumulative total to $56.8 million. The animated sequel is well on its way to a $80 million-plus career total, which will make it Light Chaser’s most successful release to date. Bona Film Group’s pseudo propagandistic pandemic drama
Chinese Doctorsadded $5.1 million for a cume of $192.3 million.Next weekend will see the release of the first imported Western film in nearly two months. It won’t be a Hollywood summer blockbuster, however. The first foreign film to break through China’s July-August blackout on non-Chinese film releases will be the obscure 2020 British Christmas movie, headtopics.com
A Christmas Gift From Bob, a sequel to the 2016 biographical dramaA Street Cat Named Bob.The film is produced by London-based Parkhouse Pictures and directed by Charles Martin Smith, but it also counts financial backing from Chinese production outfit DDDream.Read more: Hollywood Reporter »
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