Magazine article Screen International

'Finding Mr. Right' Tops China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Finding Mr. Right' Tops China Box Office

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Edko Films' Finding Mr. Right: Book Of Love claimed the top spot at the Chinese box office from Apr 25 - May 1, cashing in $54.89m from its three-day opening weekend.

Director Xue Xiaolu rekindles the romance between Tang Wei and Wu Xiubo, but the new film tells a totally different story from its predecessor Finding Mr Right, which set a new benchmark for a local romantic comedy with $82.68m in 2013.

The Jungle Book secured second place with $32.82m, pushing its total to $132.65m after 17 days. It is now Disney's third-highest grossing release ever in China (behind Zootopia and Avengers: Age Of Ultron).

Local coming-of-age youth film Yesterday Once More held onto the third spot with $10.17m for $25.67m after ten days.

Another two new local releases, Phantom Of The Theater and MBA Partners, were neck and neck for fourth and fifth place with $8.08m and $8.06m, respectively, from their first three days.

Set in 1930s Shanghai, new horror Phantom Of The Theater represents the third collaboration of Hong Kong director Raymond Yip, producer Manfred Wong and Taiwan actress Ruby Lin, after Blood Stained Shoes and The House That Never Dies. The cast also includes Tony Yang and Simon Yam.

MBA Partners marks the big screen directorial debut of Chang Tae-you, the Korean director of My Love From The Star, which is a hugely successful Korean TV drama series across Asia. …

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