Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Opens with Massive $121.7M

Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Opens with Massive $121.7M

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The blockbuster opens 21% bigger than its predecessor.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Taking full advantage of the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holidays which began on Saturday, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom raided the Chinese box office with $121.7m from its three-day opening weekend.

This represented the fourth highest three-day debut for an imported film and Universal’s second highest debut in China, behind The Fate Of The Furious. As its opening was about 21% bigger than that of its predecessor, it is expected to break a new record for the popular franchise.

Opening one week ahead of its North American premiere, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s strong performance gave a much-needed boost to the Chinese box office which had remained weak for several weeks. Its opening day, which accounted for over 90% of the daily box office, delivered the best Friday in China in four weeks.

In second place, local comedy The Way Of The Bug took $10.9m from its first three days. It is the directorial debut of popular comedian Xiao Shenyang who also toplines the cast along with Taiwanese actress Vivian Sung. …

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