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China Box Office: Daniel Wu’s ‘Mr Tumor’ Topples ‘Monster Hunt’

Daniel Wu in "Go Away Mr
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China finally produced a film to topple record breaker “Monster Hunt” from the top of the box office chart.

“Go Away Mr Tumor,” a romantic comedy starring Bai Baihe and Daniel Wu, star of AMC’s upcoming TV series “Into The Badlands” earned a comfortable $29.7 million in four days, giving a total of $31.5 million including previews.

“Monster Hunt” finally gave up its top position, but held on to second with a still strong $25.8 million and the second best per screen averages among the top ten. It has scored $356 million after 32 days, the second highest film of all time in China (behind “Furious 7”) and far ahead of “Lost in Thailand,” the number two Chinese movie.

Third place went to sports drama “To The Fore,” which climbed up from fourth, but saw its weekly gross eroded. It earned $8.86 million to claim $20.6 million after 11 days.

China’s top animation of all time “Monkey King: Hero Is Back” switched places with “To The Fore” and slipped to fourth. It earned $7.64 million in its sixth week, to deliver a cumulative score of $145 million after 38 days.

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Fifth was “Pancake Man” which dropped from second, earning $6.38 million to push its total to $184 million after 31 days.

Children’s animation, “Roco Kingdom 4” entered the chart in sixth with $5.68 million in 4 days. It was followed by another newcomer “Detective Gui” a romance, suspense drama with Wang Luodan and Simon Yam among the cast.

Comedy animation “Mr Black: Green Star” held an unchanged eighth place with a weekly gross of $3.07 million, for a cumulative score of $9.29 million after 10 days.

“Kwai Boo,” yet another animated comedy, filled ninth spot, down from sixth. It earned $2.99 million to lift its 11 day cumulative total to $9.1 million.

Bringing up tenth spot was Ringo Lam’s “Wild City,” which fell from fifth. It earned $1.84 million, for a total of $23.7 million after 18 days.