HONG KONG – New release, “Mirrors” took top spot at another quiet weekend Hong Kong box office. The Kiefer Sutherland-starring horror pic took $230,000 from 31 screens in its first week of release.
Without any public holiday or any standout movies, the weekend box office totaled only $1.14 million, down $300,000 from the previous week, and was almost equally split between foreign imports and local productions.
The Ridley Scott-helmed thriller “Body of Lies” kept its No.2 spot going into its second frame with $189,000 from 32 screens, while Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” also in its second week, showed staying power, dropping only one spot to 6th with $83,000 from 16 prints. Both pics increased their takes.
Other foreign imports that made it to the top ten were the Hayden Christensen medical thriller “Awake,” debuting at No. 8 with $48,000 from 10 screens, and the global phenomenon “Mamma Mia”, showing ongoing legs going into its 6th frame at No.9 with $24,000, taking its Hong Kong cume to $1.5 million.
The 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th spots were taken by local films “Butterfly Lovers,” “Painted Skin,” “The Vampire Who Admires Me” and “Connected.”
“Lovers” dropped two spots in its second week with $165,000 from a mid-sized 34 screen release. The Donnie Yen-starring actioner “Painted Skin” continued its strong showing in the territory by taking $114,000 for a three week cume of $1.03 million, while “Vampire” took a respectable $112,000 in its first week. “Connected,” a Hong Kong remake of Hollywood thriller “Cellular,” managed a further $78,000 gross in its fourth frame. Pic has since taken $1.5 million.