Playing some 105,000 screenings per day from Friday to Sunday, the gross total for “The Mummy” accounted for more than half of China’s total box office. It scored $17.5 million on Friday, followed by $19.1 million and $13.9 million on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, according to data from Ent Group.
The $51.8 million total, topped up by $1 million of previews, marked the seventh-highest opening of the year, narrowly ahead of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Logan,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2.”
“Wonder Woman,” in second place, grabbed $13.5 million from close to 40,000 screenings per day. Its cumulative stands at $70.2 million after 10 days.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” added $7.49 million in its third week. After 17 days, “Pirates” has managed $162 million, which “The Mummy” and “Wonder Woman” are unlikely to match.
India’s long-legged “Dangal” scored a further $5.05 million in its sixth week. After 38 days, its cumulative is $179 million, an unprecedented score for a non-Hollywood, foreign-language film in China.
Behind the Hollywood summer trio and the Indian juggernaut, the top Chinese film of the week was romance “How Are You.” With a performance that weakened over its opening weekend, it scraped up $4.3 million for fifth place.
The latest film in the “Doraemon” Japanese animation franchise took sixth place with $1.87 million, albeit suffering a big slump. After 13 days it has a cumulative of $19.7 million.
No other title managed $1 million over the weekend. China’s “Haunted Graduation Photo” opened with $310,000. “Love Without Words” opened with $280,000. Sci-fi, thriller “Monster Mayhem” opened with $240,000. Long-running comedy “Running Man” reentered the chart with $170,000.