F*** Movie Magazine

Zhang Yimou's The Flowers Of War triumps at China's box office

Written by  administrator
The Flowers of War bested Flying Swords of Dragon Gate at the China box office over the weekend, by both admissions and box office income.

Zhang Yimou's Flowers made RMB152.1 million ($24.01 million) over four days; Tsui Hark's Swords, which opened earlier on the same day, had made RMB141.7 million ($22.37 million) by Sunday night.

3.71 million tickets were sold for the 2-D Flowers compared to 3.25 million for the 3-D Swords. The average nationwide admission fees were RMB41 ($6.47) and RMB44 ($6.95) respectively.

One year ago, Jiang Wen's Let the Bullets Fly took RMB181.5 million ($28.65 million) over its first four days. One week later, Feng Xiaogang's If You are the One II made RMB209.6 million ($33.08 million) in five days.

After three weeks on release, Daniel Lee's White Vengeance was in third place this weekend with RMB15.5m ($2.45 million). The period epic has now made RMB151.8 million ($23.95 million).

On their second week on release, South Korea's Sector 7 and India's 3 Idiots (2009) have now grossed RMB21.4 million ($3.38 million) and RMB12.3 million ($1.94 million) respectively.

The 3-D Sector 7 now holds the record as China's highest grossing South Korean film release. 200 Pounds Beauty (2006), Scandal Makers (2008) and Musa: The Warrior (2001) made approximately RMB16 million ($2.5 million) and RMB14.3 million ($2.3 million) and RMB12 million ($1.9 million) respectively.

High profile films by two female directors open this weekend, Barbara Wong's melodrama Allure of Tears and Xu Jinglei's thriller Dear Enemy.


Source: Film Business Asia

You are here Zhang Yimou's The Flowers Of War triumps at China's box office