Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: Local Comedy 'How Long Will I Love U' Stays Top

Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: Local Comedy 'How Long Will I Love U' Stays Top

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Su Lun’s feature debut has become the latest box office hit by a woman director.

‘How Long Will I Love U’

Driven by Children’s Day on Jun 1, Japanese animation Doraemon The Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island stole the weekend crown while local comedy How Long Will I Love U retained the weekly No.1 in the period of May 28-Jun 3.

Xu Zheng-produced How Long Will I Love U stayed top for two straight weeks, adding $31.1m for $118m after 17 days. Currently the seventh highest grossing local film in 2018, Su Lun’s feature debut has become the latest box office hit by a woman director.

Doraemon The Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island came in second overall but topped the weekend with $26m from its three-day opening debut. The Japanese animation, a smash hit when released earlier this year in Japan, marks the 38th film of the popular Doraemon film franchise. But it lost its momentum on Sunday when it was overtaken by How Long Will Love U which reclaimed the top spot on Sunday.

Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War maintained well in third place with $22. …

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