China box office: Local title 'A Cool Fish' overtakes Hollywood blockbusters

Screen | 11/26/2018 | Staff
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As of Sunday, 2018’s Chinese box office reached new heights, totaling $8.13bn, up over 10% year-on-year. With one more month to go, it is inching closer to the new annual milestone of RMB60bn ($8.72bn) by year-end.

A Cool Fish returned to the top spot as new releases failed to edge out the holdovers in the week of Nov 19-25. Rao Xiaozhi’s second film topped the chart with $39.7m for $49.3m after 10 days, with a local title reclaiming the box office crown after four weeks of Hollywood domination.

Emperor - Motion - Pictures - Caper - Commentary

Co-produced by Emperor Motion Pictures, this low-budget caper with added social commentary features no A-list cast, but has received high ratings from Chinese audiences online. On its sixth day of release (Nov 21), it overtook Venom for the daily No.1 and has since stayed top even with the opening of Ralph Breaks The Internet and Johnny English Strikes Again.

Sony’s Venom held steady in its third week, adding $35.9m for $239.5m after 17 days. It is set to out-gross Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in the next day or so to become the fifth biggest foreign film of all time and the second biggest...
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