The previous week “Guardians” charted only in second place behind local comedy phenomenon “Breakup Buddies,” but it won the weekend, setting it up for this week’s success.
Peter Chan Ho-sun’s child kidnapping drama “Dearest” held on to third place and added $4.83 million in its fourth week, taking it to a cumulative $52.7 million after 25 days.
“Ice Age: The Meltdown” was the highest placed new release, but managed only fourth place and a score of $4.33 million after 7 days.
“Café. Waiting. Love,” a Taiwan drama written and produced by novelist-turned-director Giddens Ko, whose books were recently banned in China, charted in seventh spot with a score of $1.14 million. Both new releases are handled by China Film Group.
Chinese horror “Double Exposure” charted in ninth spot with a 3 day gross of $540,000, while Chinese music drama “The Blue Bone,” charted in tenth and scored $410,000.