China box office: 'L Storm' holds off openers for second week on top

Screen | 9/24/2018 | Staff
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China’s September box office continued its weak run despite coinciding with the first two days of the three-day Mid-Autumn festival holidays last weekend.

Last week’s box office (Sep 17-23) was the fifth lowest week in 2018, although it picked up a little from the week before, with five new films entering the charts.

Hong - Kong - Anti-corruption - Crime - Thriller

Hong Kong anti-corruption crime thriller L Storm, starring Louis Koo and Julian Cheung, stayed top for the second week with $23.6m for $52.8m after 10 days.

It was slightly ahead of Golden Job, another Hong Kong film, directed by action choreographer and actor Chin Ka Lok. That opened with $22.4m from its first three days, enough to top the weekend chart.

Heist - Comedy - Ekin - Cheng - Jordan

The heist comedy reunites Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michael Tse and Jerry Lamb from the popular 1990s Triad series Young And Dangerous. The new film takes them to exotic locations including Hungary, Montenegro to Japan and Taiwan. Eric Tsang is a producer.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout, starring Tom Cruise, fell to third with $12.5m for $170.5m after 24 days. It is the fourth highest grossing non-Chinese film of the year to date.

Cry - Me - A - Sad - River

Cry Me A Sad River came in fourth with $11.1m from its first three days. The romantic drama is adapted from...
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