Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: Strong Opening for Thai Hit 'Bad Genius'

Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: Strong Opening for Thai Hit 'Bad Genius'

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Never Say Die top again, becomes fourth biggest Chinese film ever.

‘Bad Genius’

It was a hat trick for National Day champion Never Say Die while Thai blockbuster Bad Genius has become the No.1 Thai film.

The local body-swapping comedy continued to dominate the Chinese box office in its third week, taking $53.5m in the week of Oct 9-15 and lifting its 16-day total to $263.6m. It has now become the second highest grossing local film this year and the fourth highest grossing local film ever, after Wolf Warrior 2, The Mermaid and Monster Hunt.

Distributed by Hengye Pictures, Thai breakout hit Bad Genius opened strongly in second place with $16.1m from its three-day opening weekend and easily took the crown as the no. …

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