“Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles: Out Of The Shadows” claimed top spot at the Chinese box office. It beat local competition from Chinese-Korean action adventure “Bounty Hunters.”
“Bounty Hunters” had the advantage of opening on Friday (July 1), while “Turtles” previewed on Friday before opening wide on Saturday (July 2). But “Bounty Hunters” had its screen count cut to make way for the “Turtles” movie which romped to a weekend win with $25.2 million in two days, according to data from Entgroup. That compared with $17.3 million for “Bounty Hunters” in three days.
The previous week’s chart topper “Now You See Me 2” slipped to third with $15.2 million between Friday and Sunday. That gave it a handsome 10-day cumulative of $81.7 million.
“Independence Day: Resurgence,” the previous weekend’s number two film, continued to trail in the wake of “Now You See Me 2.” It picked up $11.5 million, for a 10 day cumulative of $66.6 million.
Chinese-Korean romance movie “No One’s Life Is Easy” opened on Thursday (June 30) and slipped in to fifth place. Thursday was its strongest day and it finished its four-day opening weekend with $8.62 million.
U.S. animation, “Finding Dory” added $4.97 million. After 17 days it has a modest cumulative total of $35.8 million, that is the best score for a Pixar movie in China.
Behind the top five titles, no other movie earned more than $1 million at the weekend. “Warcraft,” which opened sensationally in early June, added $800,000. After 26 days it has a cumulative score of $220 million.
Johnnie To’s “Three” faded fast. It earned $640,000 over the second weekend, for a 10-day score of $14.6 million.
Chinese thriller, “The Precipice Game” opened on Friday. After three days, it managed $450,000 for seventh place. Chinese animation, “The Adventure of the Ugly Duckling” opened on Saturday and took $410,000 for eighth place.