Magazine article Screen International

'Hundred Regiments Offensive' Tops China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Hundred Regiments Offensive' Tops China Box Office

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The patriotic film, released to coincide with the anniversary of the defeat of the Japanese in the Second World War, has been the subject of online speculation that it has received a boost from cinemas that are under pressure from the authorities to hit certain box office targets.

Chinese film execs and other netizens on social media platforms such as Weibo and WeChat have claimed that box office takings from other movies, including Terminator Genisys and Cao Baoping's The Dead End, have been re-assigned to the film.

Terminator Genisys came in second over the week, according to EntGroup figures, grossing $26.67m for a cume of $111.92m after 15 days.

Police thriller The Dead End came in third with $22.38m for a cume of $42.95m after 11 days.

Johnnie To's Office opened in fourth position, grossing $6.9m in five days. …

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