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.
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
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Disney is reporting a $13.7 million estimate for Frozen in China since its February 5 debut. The opening figure represents the biggest bow for a Disney Animation release in China and the second biggest for a Disney/Pixar animation release, behind Monsters University.
Monsters University finished its run in China with $33.7 million.
Frozen is already Disney Animation's biggest release of all time in China and currently ranks third among Disney/Pixar releases after only five days in the market.