The picture, which enjoyed some 225,000 screenings between Friday and Sunday, grossed $50.8 million in its opening three days.
That relegated last week’s winner “London Has Fallen” to $7.39 million in its second weekend, a 69% drop from its initial outing. After ten days “London” has a cumulative of $45.2 million.
Local Chinese suspense film “Lost In White” got lost in the mix. Despite the star power of veteran Tony Leung Ka-fai and youth appeal of Tong Dawei and Zhou Dongyou, the film managed only 43.98 million.
Japanese drama, “Flying Colors” earned only a pass grade with $2.31 million in its opening three days. “American Ultra” scored $1.98 million in its debut.
Chinese romantic drama “New York, New York” directed by Stanley Kwan, managed $1.73 million, ahead of the $1.71 million increment managed by “Zootopia.” The animated picture has a cumulative of $236 million after 45 days.
After $11 million the previous weekend, Chinese picture “Chongqing Hotpot” fell heavily to $1.02 million. After 17 days it has a cumulative of $55.5 million.
“The Bodyguard,” which topped the chart two weekends previously, limped to a score of $400,000 over the weekend. It stands on $49.5 million after 17 days. Chinese new release “mothers revenge” took $400,000 in its three day opening.