China Box Office: ‘Guardians’ Wins Weekend, ‘Buddies’ Is Best Over Week

HONG KONG – Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office.

In its second frame the Ning Hao-directed “Breakup Buddies,” claimed $48.7 million, giving it first place over the full week. After 13 days on release, it stands on a massive cumulative total of $151 million, according to data from local tracker EntGroup.

Over the more narrowly defined Friday to Sunday weekend the belated release of “Guardians” was the winner, scoring $30.1 million, compared with an estimated $13 million for “Buddies.”

The score for “Guardians” was the third best premiere for any Disney film in China, behind “Iron Man 3? and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

Chinese child kidnapping drama “Dearest” held its own in third place for the second successive week, clocking up $11.7 million in its third week of release and moving on to a cumulative of $47.5 million after 18 days.

Actioner, “Black And White Episode 2,” which ranked second last week, dropped to fourth. It amassed $9.65 million on the week for a cumulative of $30.5 million.

Ann Hui-directed period drama “The Golden Era,” moved up one place from sixth to fifth. But its box office score dropped to $2.58 million, for a disappointing $7.17 million cumulative after 12 days.

Chinese-made sci-fi actioner “Bugs” also failed to make much of an impression on its debut. It earned $1.97 million in three days.

Archetypal Hong Kong cartoon “McDull Me & My Mum,” added $1.90 million, for a cumulative score of $6.60 million after 12 days.

More Film

  • Dubai: Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic Boards

    Dubai: Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic Boards Abu Bakr Shawky's 'Yomeddine' (EXCLUSIVE)

    HONG KONG – Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office. In its second frame the Ning Hao-directed “Breakup Buddies,” claimed $48.7 million, giving it first place over the full week. After 13 days on release, it stands on a massive cumulative total of $151 […]

  • China Box Office: ‘Coco’ Stays Tops

    China Box Office: ‘Coco’ Stays Tops Ahead of ‘Paddington 2’

    HONG KONG – Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office. In its second frame the Ning Hao-directed “Breakup Buddies,” claimed $48.7 million, giving it first place over the full week. After 13 days on release, it stands on a massive cumulative total of $151 […]

  • IFFAM: Pang Ho-cheung Readies Three Part

    IFFAM: Pang Ho-cheung Readies Martial Arts Three-Parter

    HONG KONG – Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office. In its second frame the Ning Hao-directed “Breakup Buddies,” claimed $48.7 million, giving it first place over the full week. After 13 days on release, it stands on a massive cumulative total of $151 […]

  • IFFAM: ‘Newton’ Star Rajkummar Rao Signs

    IFFAM: ‘Newton’ Star Rajkummar Rao Signs Horror Comedy

    HONG KONG – Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office. In its second frame the Ning Hao-directed “Breakup Buddies,” claimed $48.7 million, giving it first place over the full week. After 13 days on release, it stands on a massive cumulative total of $151 […]

  • ‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at

    ‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards

    HONG KONG – Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office. In its second frame the Ning Hao-directed “Breakup Buddies,” claimed $48.7 million, giving it first place over the full week. After 13 days on release, it stands on a massive cumulative total of $151 […]

  • Loving Vincent Animation Oscars

    ‘Loving Vincent’ Passes $20 Million at Worldwide Box Office

    HONG KONG – Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office. In its second frame the Ning Hao-directed “Breakup Buddies,” claimed $48.7 million, giving it first place over the full week. After 13 days on release, it stands on a massive cumulative total of $151 […]

  • I Tonya trailer

    Margot Robbie's 'I, Tonya' Soars in Opening Weekend

    HONG KONG – Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office. In its second frame the Ning Hao-directed “Breakup Buddies,” claimed $48.7 million, giving it first place over the full week. After 13 days on release, it stands on a massive cumulative total of $151 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content