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China box office: 'P Storm' holds top spot as new films avoid 'Avengers: Endgame'

China box office: 'P Storm' holds top spot as new films avoid 'Avengers: Endgame'
Presales for ’Avengers: Endgame’ were 54% higher than weekly box office total.

A lack of big openers heralded the slowest week at the Chinese box office for five years for the period April 15-21.

Hong Kong anti-corruption thriller P Storm held on to the weekly crown with ease for the third straight week as well as the daily crown for 18 consecutive days, adding $20.3m for $105.9m after three weeks on release.

The Storm franchise is gaining popularity in China, with each subsequent film grossing better than the one before. This fourth installment has already outperformed all of its predecessors. It is
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China Box Office: ‘Wonder Park’ Fails to Impress While ‘P Storm’ Rages On

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China Box Office: ‘Wonder Park’ Fails to Impress While ‘P Storm’ Rages On
Even on one of the quietest weekends of the year, new U.S. animated release “Wonder Park” failed to inspire Chinese audiences as much as Hong Kong and Indian movies already in their third weekend in theaters.

Starring the voice talents of Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Mila Kunis, and Ken Jeong, among many others, the film tells the story of a young girl who has adventures when the amusement park she thought only existed in her imagination comes to life. It is the directorial debut of Dylan Brown, an animator who had worked on films like “Monsters Inc.,” but who was fired by Paramount in January 2018 due to allegations of inappropriate conduct with women and is thus uncredited.

Wonder Park” came in third with just a $3.3 million debut weekend, according to figures from consultancy Artisan Gateway. The film opened March 15 in the U.S.

With movie choices made up of holdovers and weak new releases,
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China box office: 'P Storm' top again as 'Avengers: Endgame' breaks advance booking records

The Marvel film has become became the fastest ever to hit RMB100m.

After a brief rebound thanks to the Qingming (‘tomb sweeping’) long weekend in the first week of April, the Chinese seven-day box office period of April 8-14 shrank by 42% week-on-week. This made it the second quietest week in 2019 so far, behind the pre-Chinese New Year period.

Hong Kong anti-corruption thriller P Storm was the highest-grossing film for the second film with a seven-day gross of $35.1m for a cume of $85.4m to date. The fourth installment of the Storm franchise is the most successful yet. All four
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China Box Office: ‘P Storm’ Continues Weak Reign as ‘Shazam!’ Fades Quickly

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China Box Office: ‘P Storm’ Continues Weak Reign as ‘Shazam!’ Fades Quickly
Hong Kong’s “P Storm” continued to wash over the China box office during another lackluster weekend. The film enjoyed an $18.5 million haul in its second weekend, down 55% from its $39.8 million opening, according to data from Artisan Gateway.

The thriller is the fourth installment of a franchise that follows actor Louis Koo as a corruption investigator rooting out crime, this time inside a prison. The film has already brought in a total of $89.4 million, enough to crown it the most lucrative in the series yet. The franchise record was previously held by last year’s “L Storm,” which made $66 million. The Maoyan online ticketing platform predicts that “P Storm” will bring in $114 million overall. A fifth film in the series is set to shoot in August.

Indian black comedy “Andhadhun” pulled ahead of Warner Bros.’ “Shazam!” into second place with $10.3 million over the weekend, more than double the Hollywood blockbuster’s earnings of $4.8 million.
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