Johnnie To action drama ThrowDown opened in third position with a respectable US$628,172 from 33screens, but was no match for Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkabanwhich grossed more than US$2m in its opening week.
Produced by To's MilkywayImage for China Star Entertainment, Throw Down tells the story of aretired judo champion who is dragged back into the sport when a cocky would-beopponent challenges him to a duel. The all-star cast includes Tony LeungKa-fai, Jordan Chan, Louis Koo and Aaron Kwok.
Harry Potter opened on 74 screens, more than twice Throw Down's screencount, and grossed US$2,148,842 for a healthy screen average of US$29,038. Spider-Man2 dropped by 60% in its second week, but still came in second withUS$860,080 from 57 screens.