Wednesday, December 30, 2009

China Weekly Box Office (12/21 - 12/27)

Movie
Weekly Gross (yuan/dollar)
Change
Total (yuan/dollar)
1. Bodyguards and Assassins (十月围城)
110m ($16.11m)
+47.1%
184.8m ($27.06m)
2. A Simple Noodle Story (三枪拍案惊奇)
44m ($6.44m)
-42.1%
221m ($32.37m)
3. The Treasure Hunter (刺陵)
8.4m ($1.23m)
-49.1%
59m ($8.64m)
4. The Storm Riders 2 (风云2)
7.5m ($1.10m)
-50.0%
52.5m ($7.69m)
5. Poker King (扑克王)
7.4m ($1.08m)
New
7.4m ($1.08m)
6. Midnight Taxi (午夜出租车)
6.6m ($0.97m)
New
6.6m ($0.97m)
7. 2012
4.8m ($0.70m)
-45.5%
460.6m ($67.49m)

(Source, 1 chinese yuan == $0.14645)

A quiet week where we saw only a few smaller local releases, although each performed fine with respect to their budget and size. Instead, the week belonged to Bodyguards and Assassins, which soared 47% with its excellent word-of-mouth and should pass A Simple Noodle Story in total sometime this week. With Avatar moved out of the New Year weekend, it will have another full week by itself, so 400m yuan is within reach.

On a side note, I always thought Transformers 2's total was 430m yuan, but it turned out the unreported gross from its late run pushed the total to 454m yuan in the end, still not enough to keep 2012 from setting the new record a couple of weeks ago.

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