Wednesday, January 5, 2011

China Weekly Box Office (12/27 - 1/2): Neck-in-neck between If You Are the One 2 and Let the Bullets Fly

MovieWeekly Gross (yuan/dollar)Change# of showingsadmissionsTotal (yuan/dollar)
1. If You Are the One 2(非诚勿扰2)167m ($25.30m)-30.4%80,0804,460,470407m ($61.47m)
2. Let the Bullets Fly(让子弹飞)160m ($24.24m)-23.8%71,1564,239,533560m ($84.43m)
3. Midnight Beating(午夜心跳)11.8m ($1.79m)+2.6%14,498391,89623.3m ($3.52m)
4. The Road Less Traveled(一路有你)3.5m ($0.53m)New4,429112,1793.5m ($0.53m)
5. Sacrifice(赵氏孤儿)3.4m ($0.52m)-53.4%4,569103,343190.7m ($28.66m)
6. Lover's Discourse(恋人絮语)2.1m ($0.32m)New2,81466,2462.1m ($0.32m)
7. Ex(前度)1.7m ($0.26m)New1,12160,3471.7m ($0.26m)
8. The Kidnap(绑架冰激凌)1.1m ($0.17m)New2,12137,9171.1m ($0.17m)
9. Just Call Me Nobody(大笑江湖)1.05m ($0.16m)-67.2%2,42143,121156m ($23.45m)
(Source, 1 chinese yuan == $0.1515)

The top 2 films continue to dominate the chart. Between the two, Let the Bullets Fly is holding up better and in fact grossed more over the New Year weekend even though it started 6 days earlier. It is also certain to pass Aftershock and become the first Chinese film to gross over $100m, all without any help from 3D or IMAX screens. No doubt this has been one of the all-time great runs in China. Of all the December releases, If You Are the One 2 was considered the favorite for the box office title given director Feng Xiaogang's track record, and it in fact has had an excellent performance so far itself, but he finally met his match in director Jiang Wen's Let the Bullets Fly this time.

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