Hong Kong crime thriller Detective vs. Sleuths once again topped China’s theatrical box office, grossing $14.2 million during the film’s flop weekend in the country.
The market generated only $40.6 million in gross during the frame, a modest figure for what is usually a busy Chinese summer blockbuster season. The ongoing Covid-19 control operations across the country and the scarcity of top commercial titles continue to make the local industry’s recovery stronger.
Produced by Emperor Motion Pictures, Detective vs. Sleuths has made $96.3 million to date. Closing from Friday to Sunday is co-retained Light up the stars, adding $11.6 million to a $230 million cumulative total. Chen Sicheng’s Slightly Disappointing Sci-Fi Comedy Mozart from space ranked third with $6.4 million and $43.8 million in gross.
Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion, the only Hollywood hit allowed to enter the market for weeks, went on to gross slightly, grossing $2.6 million. After nearly six weeks in theaters, the film has grossed $152.8 million, the best performance of any U.S. theatrical release in China this year – although it’s clear that there are very few films in the series. that number.
With health conditions permitting, Chinese movie box office sales could explode with energy this coming Friday with the release of Chiyu Zhang’s sci-fi comedy. Moonman. The film was a huge hit and was the director’s previous comedy, Never say dieearned $335 million in the fall of 2017.
Paramount’s comedy-adventure Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, also pegged Friday’s release – albeit a rather belated release. The film opened in North America on March 25 and has grossed $190 million worldwide.