Wednesday, January 13, 2010

China Weekly Box Office (1/4 - 1/10)

Movie
Weekly Gross (yuan/dollar)
Change
# of showings
admissions
Total (yuan/dollar)
1. Avatar(阿凡达)
287m ($42.04m)
New
72,159
6,510,889
289m ($42.33m)
2. Bodyguards and Assassins (十月围城)
9.8m ($1.43m)
-89.0%
12,365
295,091
283.6m ($41.54m)
3. A Simple Noodle Story (三枪拍案惊奇)
3.1m ($5.13m)
-91.1%
5,077
102,040
259.42m ($38.0m)
4. 2012
0.37m ($0.054m)
-92.6%
575
9,759
465.37m ($68.16m)
5. The Treasure Hunter (刺陵)
0.35m ($0.051m)
-95.9%
1,700
12,406
67.75m ($9.92m)
6. Poker King (扑克王)
0.24m ($0.035m)
-96.4%
1,109
9,787
14.79m ($2.17m)
7. The Storm Riders 2 (风云2)
0.23m ($0.034m)
-96.6%
925
7,925
59.52m ($8.72m)
(Source, 1 chinese yuan == $0.14649)

The final figures are out, and Avatar rose yet again to 287m yuan, or $42m. It accounted for 95% of the all gross, another mind-boggling record, and single-handedly helped the market to cross 300m yuan for the first time ever, more than doubling what the equivalent frame in 2009 earned (and that one had the opening of Red Cliff Part II, not exactly a quiet week itself). I added the columns for the number of showings and admissions this time, and Avatar shattered the mark on both as well. Even with the high ticket price, it looks to challenge Titanic's admission record of 18m.

4 comments:

  1. Xiayun, do you know by any chance what Shanghai's and Beijing's market share of China's film market is?

    Those 90%+ drops are incredible. Just goes to show how total Avatar's domination is.

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  2. It's 8-10% for Shanghai and 10-12% for Beijing.

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  3. Any estimates on how much piracy affects the box office in China? How prevalent is it?

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  4. It normally depends on how big the gap is between the film's release dates in China and in U.S. However in the case of Avatar, even though it was released two weeks later and the pirated copy has become available when it opened, it didn't really hurt its box office as everybody wants to see it in 3D, which one can't pirate. The delay actually generated more buzz in term of anticipation.

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