Magazine article Screen International

'Mr Tumor' Topples 'Monster Hunt' at China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Mr Tumor' Topples 'Monster Hunt' at China Box Office

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Directed by Han Yan, Go Away Mr Tumor is based on a Chinese online comic about the late author's real-life experience of battling cancer. The film stars Daniel Wu and actress Bai Baihe, who also stars in Monster Hunt.

The film racked up 5.5 million admissions in the week Aug 10-16, according to EntGroup figures.

Monster Hunt came in second but still managed to gross a further $25.82m for an impressive total of $356.3m after 32 days.

Raman Hui's 3D CGI/live action hybrid is now just $30m shy of China's highest ever grosser, Furious 7, which pulled in $390m earlier this year.

Emperor Motion Pictures' action drama To The Fore came in third with $8.86m in its first full week for a cumulative total of $20.57m after 11 days. Directed by Dante Lam, the film stars Eddie Peng, Shawn Dou and Korea's Choi Siwon as competitive cyclists. …

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