CHINA BOX OFFICE: Jurassic World chomped through another $68.49m to top the China box office last week, although local action thriller SPL2: A Time For Consequences opened strongly with $43.36m.
Maintaining pole position, Jurassic World pulled in 10.89 million admissions for the week June 15-21, according to EntGroup figures, and has grossed a mighty $167.84m after 12 days.
Directed by Soi Cheang and starring Tony Jaa, Louis Koo and Wu Jing, SPL2 pulled in 7.29 million admissions over the week for second place in the chart. A loose sequel to 2005 action drama SPL, the film follows an undercover Hong Kong cop who ends up in a Thai prison, and a local prison guard who agrees to help him escape in return for saving his daughter’s life.
Warner Bros/New Line’s San Andreas took third position over the week, with $12.51m for a cumulative gross of $94.38m after 20 days. It was followed by two openers – Insurgent, which came in fourth with $9.14m and Xiao Yang’s The Ark Of Mr Chow, a satirical take on the Chinese education system, which came in fifth with $4.49m.
Japanese animation Stand By Me Doraemon came in sixth with a $2.86m and has grossed an impressive $85.96m after 25 days. Indian blockbuster P.K., which came in ninth with a further $600,000 over the week, also has a healthy cume of $19.38m after 31 days.
The remaining three places in the top ten were taken by local productions: Love Me Love My Dog took $1.97m in its opening three days; Admission By Guts grossed $710,000 in three days; and Zai Jian Wo Men De Shi Nian took $370,000 for a cume of $4.8m after 10 days.
Films opening this weekend include Hollywood Adventures, produced by Justin Lin and starring Zhao Wei, Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei; and John Carney’s Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo.