Magazine article Screen International

Dragon 2 Retains China BO Lead

Magazine article Screen International

Dragon 2 Retains China BO Lead

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CHINA BOX OFFICE: How To Train Your Dragon 2 held on to the top spot at the China box office in the week August 18-24, grossing a further $24.09m for a cumulative total of $50.86m.

The DreamWorks Animation production beat out two local openers: action title The Four 3, which grossed $16.31m in three days, and romantic comedy Temporary Family, which took $8.55m over four days, according to EntGroup figures.

The third installment in a franchise, The Four 3 reteams director Gordon Chan with leading cast Ronald Cheng, Collin Chou and Deng Chao. Easternlight Films is handling international sales.

Produced by Hong Kong's Irresistible Films, Temporary Family stars Nick Cheng, Sammi Cheng and Angelababy in a comedy revolving around Hong Kong's over-heated property market. Edko Films is handling international on the film, which marks the feature debut of female screenwriter, DJ and standup comedian Cheuk Wan Chi. …

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