Magazine article Screen International

Youth Dramas Rule at China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

Youth Dramas Rule at China Box Office

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Le Vision Pictures' Tiny Times 4.0 is the final installment in the popular youth franchise, directed by Guo Jingming and based on his novels, about a group of young people navigating career, romance and friendships in Shanghai. The film opened on July 9 and clocked up 11.7 million admissions in four days.

Forever Young, directed by singer-actor-TV host He Jiong and based on one of his songs, was released on July 10 and pulled in 8 million admissions in three days. The cast is headed by Li Yifeng and Zhang Huiwen.

Chen Kaige's Monk Comes Down The Mountain added a further $22.93m in its first full week (July 6-12), and has now grossed $60.65m after 11 days. It was followed by local animation Monkey King: Hero Is Back, which grossed $13.89m in its opening three days, for a cume of $15.39m including advance ticket sales.

Jurassic World, the sole foreign import in the top ten this week, managed another $6.56m for a cume of $228. …

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