TOP STORIES: Marketing Push for 'Despicable Me 2' Anticipates Big Debut on January 08, 2014

  • Chinese audiences respond to local films. [China Daily]



CHINA: Jackie Chan's 'Police Story 2013' Keeps the Top Spot on January 07, 2014

policestory2013.jpgJackie Chan continues to rule the Chinese box office. Police Story 2013 retained the top spot in its second week with a $26.82 million take, registering over 4.1 million admissions throughout its 157,969 showings in the country. The action film has grossed a total of $72.31 million through two weeks in release.

Personal Tailor reached a major milestone in its third week after crossing the $100 million mark. Xiaogang Feng's film took in $18.52 million in its third week, reporting a $106.68 million cume. The film registered over 3.1 million admissions from 121,449 showings.

Romantic comedy Up in the Wind was the most successful of the week's new releases. A $9.37 million six-day debut puts the film in third place on the weekly top ten chart. Up in the Wind is followed by disaster flick As the Light Goes Out, which earned $5.44 million in its weekend opening. Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon rounds out the top half of the cahrt with a $4.65 million take from its first days of release.

Olympus Has Fallen completed its first full week of release with $4.55 million, bringing the action film to a $5.82 million cume in China. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones adds China to its long list of disappointing markets after taking $2.56 million in its opening weekend.

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Data courtesy of Entgroup.

'Personal Tailor' Reaches $345k in North America on January 05, 2014

Feng Xiaogang's Personal Tailor reached a $345k cume in North America. The Chinese film grossed $32,000 from 9 screens in its third weekend, finishing its latest frame with a $3,555 per-screen average.  

CHINA: Jackie Chan Back on Top on January 01, 2014

police_story.jpgJackie Chan is atop the Chinese box office once again after Police Story 2013 led the last week of the year with a $45.17 million take after six days in release. The Police Story series has a fair amount of pre-awareness built in for Chinese audiences; the first film in the franchise was released in 1985 and has spawned six additional installments including this week’s release.

The strong debut for the Jackie Chan film relegated Personal Tailor to second place in its first hold-over week in China. Personal Tailor still managed to gross a strong $35.24 million in its second week to bring its running total to $87.75 million. Hong Kong action thriller Firestorm slowed down in its third week with a $5.37 million tally, taking its cume in China to $49.07 million.

Olympus Has Fallen couldn’t rise up to the occasion with a lethargic $1.25 million opening day to place fourth on the chart.

Top Ten Films in China:


Data courtesy of Entgroup.



'Personal Tailor' Posts $54k Hold in North America on December 31, 2013

Personal Tailor continues its successful run in North America. The film took $54,730 from 9 screens in its second weekend in the United States and Canada. The current North America total stands at $257,452.

Personal Tailor is already specialty distributor China Lion's top grossing title

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