Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: Hong Kong Thriller 'L Storm' Overtakes 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'

Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: Hong Kong Thriller 'L Storm' Overtakes 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'

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aSeptember slowdown in China continues.

‘L Storm’

With half the month gone, September has been quite soft compared to the sizzling summer season. Last week’s box office (Sep 10-16) plunged further by about 23% week-on-week, representing the third slowest week in 2018.

Opening top, Hong Kong anti-corruption crime thriller L Storm blew away with $28.9m from its three-day weekend (including previews), the biggest debut of the ICAC franchise that began with Z Storm and S Storm. This third installment reunites producer Raymond Wong and director David Lam with actor Louis Koo and Julian Cheung, with Kevin Cheng and Stephy Tang joining the cast.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout slid to second after staying top for two weeks with $24.1m for $157.9m after 17 days. …

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