×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

China Box Office: ‘Interstellar’ Continues to Outperform

HONG KONG — Debate over whether “Interstellar” was too brainy for mainstream Chinese audiences, too long, or simply lacking the 3D sizzle factor all seem to have been answered as the film stayed atop the mainland China box office for the second weekend.

It recorded $30.95 million over the weekend, a drop of just 25%, from 7,004 screens according to Warner Bros. That gives it a 12 day total of $82.7 million in China, Warner’s second highest score in the world’s second largest theatrical market.

Local Chinese data tracker Entgroup has “Interstellar” on a figure of $41.45 million for the past week, and a cume of $84.6 million.

“Penguins of Madagascar” rose to second place in Ent’s chart, with a $12.5 million take over the seven days to Sunday, a gain of 11% compared with a previous three day score. Over 10 days the picture stands on $24.0 million.

Chinese actioner “Rise of the Legend” delivered $12.0 million in its opening three days, comfortably ahead of Brad Pitt starrer “Fury,” which grossed $7.10 million for the same three days.

Johnnie To’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2” took a tumble from second place to fifth with a 64% decline. Still, after 13 days it has accumulated $29.4 million.

Also notable, was an expansion of the release of “The Nightingale,” China’s art-house foreign-language Oscar contender. It charted in eighth spot with $1.1 million and a cumulative total of $2.5 million after 24 days.

More Film

  • NEW YORK, NY – JUNE, 24:

    LGBTQ Stars Honored at Variety’s Power of Pride Celebration

    New York City felt the full power of pride on Monday, as Variety celebrated its inaugural issue devoted to the annual recognition of LGBTQ people worldwide. At an intimate gathering at lower east side Manhattan hotel The Orchid, rooftop bar Mr. Purple hosted Variety’s cover stars and luminaries for cocktails and the unveiling of the [...]

  • Joel Silver Exits Silver Pictures

    Joel Silver Exits Silver Pictures

    Top Hollywood producer Joel Silver has exited his production company Silver Pictures, Variety has confirmed. “Joel Silver recently indicated that he intends to leave Silver Pictures and go out on his own,” Hal Sadoff, a former ICM Partners agent who joined Silver Pictures several years ago as CEO, said in a statement. “We are working [...]

  • Billy Eichner Power of Pride Variety

    Billy Eichner on Taylor Swift's 'Calm Down' Backlash

    When Taylor Swift released her “You Need to Calm Down” music video, it seemed like every member of the LGBTQ in Hollywood was included — except for Billy Eichner. “I’m still not gay enough for Taylor Swift — or too gay — I don’t know what it is,” Eichner joked at Variety’s Power of Pride [...]

  • Ewen Bremner as Alan McGee in

    Danny Boyle-Produced ‘Creation Stories’ Adds Jason Isaacs, Steven Berkoff

    Jason Isaacs, Steven Berkoff and a host of other new names have signed on for “Creation Stories,” the film being exec-produced by Danny Boyle about Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee. The producers also unveiled the first shots of Ewen Bremner (“Trainspotting”) as the music mogul. Production is underway on the Irvine Welsh-penned project, with “Lock, [...]

  • 'Annabelle Comes Home' Review: This Grab

    Film Review: 'Annabelle Comes Home'

    In a country that should probably think about renaming itself the American Entertainment State, fan culture now produces an obsessive level of pop scholasticism, one that can parse the rules and details of movies and TV shows as if they were fine points of law. In a review of a horror movie, I once called [...]

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw A Wrinkle in Time

    Racing Green Pictures to Launch With Gugu Mbatha-Raw Historical Drama 'Seacole' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Producer Billy Peterson has formed a new production company, Racing Green Pictures, and announced production on “Seacole,” his first feature with the banner. The film will star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle”) and Sam Worthington (“Avatar”). It centers on a Mary Seacole, a pioneering Jamaican nurse who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content