Magazine article Screen International

Hobbit Holds off Running Man in China

Magazine article Screen International

Hobbit Holds off Running Man in China

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CHINA BOX OFFICE: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies held on to the top spot at the China box office for the week Jan 26-Feb 1, grossing $42.84m, although reality show spin-off Running Man put up a fight with $37.05m over its opening weekend.

The Hobbit finale drew 6.7 million admissions in its first full week of release and has grossed $92.92m after ten days. Running Man, which is not a 3D-only release, drew more admissions over the week than The Hobbit with 7.3 million. Based on a Korean TV format, it stars Wang Baoqiang, Li Chen, Zheng Kai, Angelababy and Korean singer Kim Jong-kook.

Chinese animtion Boonie Bears: Mystical Winter came in third with $16.1m over its opening three-day weekend (it had previously grossed $700,000 in advance ticket sales).

Miss Granny, the Chinese remake of the Korean hit, came in fourth with $5.35m for a cume of $57.43m after 25 days. Produced by Korea's CJ E&M, the film is the highest-grossing Korea-China co-production ever. …

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