“Fast & Furious 7” added a further $17.4 million and remained in top position at the Chinese box office for the fourth week. That lifted its total to an unprecedented $389 million after 29 days on release.
Unchanged and chasing in second place, was Chinese romance “You Are My Sunshine,” which added $14.3 million, and grew its 11 day total to $52.4 million.
Hong Kong-made actioner “Helios” earned a further $11.0 million and climbed to third place as overall audiences dropped compared with the previous May Day weekend. That pushed its total to $31.9 million after 11 days.
Neill Blomkamp’s futuristic action drama “Chappie” was the week’s only significant new release. Despite the presence of Hugh Jackman, who is one of the biggest foreign names in China, it slipped in to the chart in fourth position, with $10.3 million in three days.
Fifth was “The Left Ear” a Chinese romantic drama which earned $9.99 million in its third weekend, giving it a strong $74.7 million after 17 days.
For the second week running, the scores of the movies ranking lower than fifth were in a lower league. DreamWorks Animation’s “Home” added $3.97 million to expand its total to $25.4 million after 17 days. Sylvia Chang’s “Murmur of the Hearts” added $1.31 million to hit $2.15 million after 11 days. Wang Xiaoshuai’s “Red Amnesia” added $820,000 for $1.42 million after 11 days. War action hit “Wolf Warriors” added $740,000 to run to $86.9 million after 39 days. Chinese animation, “Alibaba And The Thief” in preview mode earned $600,000.