Magazine article Screen International

Chen Kaige’s 'Monk Comes Down the Mountain' Tops China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

Chen Kaige’s 'Monk Comes Down the Mountain' Tops China Box Office

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The Sony-backed wuxia drama comedy stars Wang Baoqiang (Lost In Thailand) as an innocent monk forced to engage with the real world. The cast also includes Aaron Kwok, Chang Chen and Lin Chiling.

Based on a novel by Xu Haofeng, the film was produced by New Classics Media Corp, Beijing 21st Century Shengkai Film and Columbia Pictures.

Justin Lin-produced Hollywood Adventures moved up a notch in its first full week (June 29 - July 5) grossing $19.85m for second place in the chart.

The LA-set action comedy, starring Vicky Zhao Wei, Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei, has taken $47.59m after 10 days on release.

Jurassic World slid to third position, with a further haul of $19.6m, pushing its cumulative gross to $226.13m after 26 days.

It was followed by action drama SPL2: A Time For Consequences, which grossed a further $12. …

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