Magazine article Screen International

'Goodbye Mr Loser' Holds off 'Ant-Man' at China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Goodbye Mr Loser' Holds off 'Ant-Man' at China Box Office

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Local comedy Goodbye Mr Loser has shown legs over its release, raking in $46.69m in its third week. It beat new Hollywood release Ant-Man and retained the box office crown for the second consecutive week.

With $188.90m after 19 days, it is now the fourth biggest local film (after Monster Hunt, Lost In Hong Kong and Lost In Thailand) and the 10th biggest film overall in China.

Ant-Man, which opened Oct 16, debuted in second place with $42.77m, making it Marvel's second largest three-day opening weekend of all time in China (behind Avengers: Age of Ultron) and the second largest Disney film. China has also become the title's highest grossing offshore market.

Third place went to The Little Prince, which took $10.92m over its three-day opening weekend. Distributed by Fundamental Films, a Chinese version of the English-language 3D animation is also available, with a Chinese voice cast featuring top comedian Huang Bo and top actress Zhou Xun.

National Day holdover titles were finally slowing down.

Lost In Hong Kong dropped to fourth place with $6. …

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