China Box Office: ‘Your Name’ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Dispute Top Spot

Hacksaw Ridge
Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” opened brightly in China with over $16 million in four days at the Chinese box office.

The film opened on Thursday in second place behind ongoing sensation, Japanese animation “Your Name.” It played through Friday and Saturday in the same spot and emerged in first place on Sunday.

Over the Friday to Sunday weekend “Your Name” clocked up $15.1 million, according to data from Ent Group. “Hacksaw” scored $14.2 million.

The cumulative score for “Hacksaw,” including Thursday, was $16.7 million. After 10 days on release “Your Name” has amassed $71.0 million.

New opener, “Suddenly Seventeen” arrived in third with $10.2 million. Starring Ni Ni and Wallace Huo, the film suggests that romance is not completely dead, though the much over used romance genre not the potent force it was previously.

The top three films accounted for some 60% of business on Saturday, with “Your Name” on 25%, “Hacksaw” on 22% and “Suddenly” on 15%.

Sully” crash landed into fourth place with $5.44 million ahead of the holdover title “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on $5.05 million between Friday and Sunday. After 17 days on release “Beasts” has accumulated $83.4 million.

“Moana” perked up on Saturday and Sunday to complete a three-day weekend with $3.33 million in sixth place. After 17 days, it stands on a cumulative of $25.8 million.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” took seventh place in its third the weekend with $2.15 million. After 17 days, it has scored $15.9 million.

Chinese drama “I Am Not Madame Bovary” did steady, small business in eighth, taking $1.90 million. After 24 days, it has accumulated $61 million.

Martial arts action drama, “Sword Master” earned $1.21` million in its second weekend. That put it on a weak $12.9 million after 9 days.

Chinese animation, “The Winner” made a brief chart reappearance worth $1 million. Originally released a year ago, it has a cumulative of $3.3 million.