ASIA BOX OFFICE NEWS
Monster epic helps Chinese box office rebound after falling for five straight weeks.
MARCH 27 UPDATE: Legendary / Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island grosses $93m including superb $72.1m China debut.
The authorities are cracking down on box office fraud.
Ticket revenues outside North America roughly on par with 2015 although many territories reported local currency gains, MPAA annual report reveals.
MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.
Logan hits $100m; A Dog’s Purpose holds onto second spot.
MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter near $300m.
X-Men spin-off makes $48.34m, pushing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter into second place.
Resident Evil scares away $91m; Assassin’s Creed debuts in third; February box office dipped approximately 13%.
xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage is top again; Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga breaks another record.
Paramount announced the box office milestone on Wednesday.
Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.
Xander Cage tops at $61m; Kung Fu Yoga hits $200m.
Paramount’s action thriller starring Vin Diesel roared into China on Friday on $21.3m.
Kung Fu Yoga steals the crown; Journey To The West hits $200m; record Chinese New Year gross at $490m.
Fantasy epic produced by Stephen Chow brings cheer to New Year Holiday.
Amid a 22% slide, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers soared to the top of the chart in its second week.
Star Wars spin-off has now passed $50m, while Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers ruled the weekend.
Star Wars spin-off makes $30m in its opening weekend.
JANUARY 6 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stands at $838.3m worldwide heading into its fourth session as it prepares to launch in China.
Bliss Media distributes the World War II drama directed by Mel Gibson, which has crossed $50m in China and earned a rare extension.
Captain America: Civil War topped the charts in Hong Kong, but local films also performed well.
After years of huge growth, the Chinese box office plateaued last year.
Jackie Chan back on top, Great Wall nears $150m.
The Great Wall in at number one; 2016 annual takings set to break new records
Hacksaw Ridge and Suddenly Seventeen open in second and third respectively.
Anime smashes records, defeats Harry Potter spin-off.
Harry Potter spin-off scores IMAX best for wizarding franchise in China.
Chinese satire I Am Not Madame Bovary takes top spot with $30m; Doctor Strange drops to second.
Doctor Strange easily retains top spot; Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn debuts in second with $11.97m.
Doctor Strange scores $44m opening; local comedy Mr Donkey overtakes Inferno.
Jason Stratham’s Mechanic: Resurrection held onto its weekly lead, while Inferno topped the three-day weekend chart.
Crime-thriller Resurrection takes down Operation Mekong; Heartfall Arises opens in third.
Operation Mekong leads again, nears $150m; BFG opens in third.
Operation Mekong tops $100m, becomes biggest hit over National Day week, supplanting I Belonged To You.
I Belonged To You opens on $45m while L.O.R.D. takes $28m during reinvigorating National Day holidays.
Jeff Lau’s threequel beat off competition from family animation Storks during quiet week.
A Chinese Odyssey leads the pack, with S Storm and Cock And Bull in tow.
Star Trek Beyond holds firm; Shallows and Nine Lives open in second and third.
August box office takings rose 12% year-on-year.
The Bourne franchise reboot and Ice Age: Collison Course boosted this week’s box office takings.
Time Raiders overtook Skiptrace to become China’s biggest local title this summer.
Action-adventure Time Raiders is set to become China’s biggest summer blockbuster this year.
Russia and CIS box office defied the troubled economy in the first half of 2016, growing by almost 9% to $413m.
Family animation The Secret Life Of Pets landed in second, while Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace was pushed down to third.
Action-fantasy League Of Gods stole the Fri-Sun crown as July ticket sales drop 18% year-on-year.
Skiptrace beats Tarzan and records Chan’s biggest opening weekend as Cold War 2 nears $100m.
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) announced that admissions for local films went up 8.4% to 43.8 million in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year.
The latest entry in the Pokemon animated film franchise has become a victim of bad timing at the Japanese box office after debuting weeks ahead of the domestic rollout of Pokemon Go, the hit smartphone app that has captured the world’s attention.
Cold War 2 leads again; Chinese films retain dominance with eight of the top 10 slots.