Chinese movies dominate worldwide box office


The Monkey King earns over RM150mil.

FOR the weekend of Feb 1, following the Chinese New Year celebrations on Jan 31, the top two spots at the global box office were occupied by the Chinese features The Monkey King and Dad, Where Are We Going?, according to Rentrak.

Headlined by Donnie Yen and Chow Yun Fat, the fantasy action film The Monkey King started the Year of the Horse with a bang, grossing US$46mil (RM154mil) across seven territories during its first weekend in theaters.

This adaptation of an ancient Chinese legend was followed by Dad, Where Are We Going? in second place. Derived from a popular reality TV show, the comedy follows the adventures of five urban fathers and their respective kids travelling through remote areas of rural China. The film grossed US$34mil (RM114mil) in China alone.

Third place at the worldwide box office went to Frozen. Still in theatres in 46 territories, the animated feature earned US$33.31mil (RM111.5mil) in revenues. The Wolf of Wall Street ended up in fourth place this week with US$29.55mil (RM99mil) . – AFP Relaxnews

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