“Never Say Die” earned $30.9 million, according to data from Ent Group. That lifted its cumulative B.O. to $281 million after 16 days.
“Bad Genius,” a dark thriller about a school exams cheating system, opened in second place and earned $17.6 million in three days. The film was released in Thailand in May and has become the top local film of the year. It has since gone on to have success on the international festival circuit, and at the box office in Asian territories including Hong Kong and Taiwan. According to ComScore, the film’s total gross is $26.4 million so far.
The weekend score in China was good enough to make “Bad Genius” the sixth-ranked film globally, according to ComScore. The China release is handled by Huaxia Films.
Martial arts action drama “Chasing the Dragon” took third place with $7.14 million. That gives it cumulative box office of $76.7 million after 16 days.
Music film “City of Rock” took fourth place with $7.09 million. Its cumulative B.O. after 17 days is $53.7 million. Chinese drama “Hold Your Hands” opened in fifth place with $4.33 million in three days while actioner “The Foreigner,” starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, earned $3.7 million in its third weekend in release. After 16 days, its cumulative B.O. is $76.9 million.
Minor places on the chart were taken by “The Son of Bigfoot,” which earned $2.39 million from a Saturday release; continuing military action film “Sky Hunter” with $1.86 million for a $43.7 million cumulative take; Chinese musical romance “Love Is a Broadway Hit” with $1.57 million in its opening frame; and U.S. sci-fi romance “The Space Between Us,” which opened with $1.18 million.