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China Box Office: General Discussion Thread

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firedeep    6,583

Overal Records:

Biggest all time release: Avatar (1391.2M yuan/200M $)

Biggest 2D+3D release: Avatar (1391.2M yuan/200M $)

Biggest 2D release: Mission Impossible 4 (678.9M yuan/107M $)

Biggest 3D release: Titanic 3D (941.5M yuan/150M $)

Biggest re-release: Titanic 3D (941.5M yuan/150M $)

Biggest release that never hit #1: Flying Swords of Dragon Gate(3D) 龙门飞甲 (558M yuan/88M $)

Longest hold at all time #1: Titanic (11 years, 360M yuan/43M $)

IMAX:

Biggest IMAX midnight: Titanic 3D (1.67M yuan/265K $, 62 screens)

Biggest IMAX OD: Titanic 3D (5.7M yuan/0.9M $, 66 screens)

Biggest IMAX Opening Week: Titanic 3D (39M yuan/6.1M $, 66 screens)

Biggest IMAX release: Avatar (200M yuan/30M $, 13 screens)

Widest IMAX release: TDKR (74 screens)

Opening records:

All time opening record: Titanic 3D (468M yuan/74M $)

1 day opening record: Prometheus (29M yuan, $4.6M)

2 days opening record: The Avengers (120M yuan, $19M)

3 days opening record: Men in Black 3 (158M yuan, $25M)

4 days opening record: Transformers 3 (401M yuan, $63M)

5 days opening record: You Are the One 2 非诚勿扰2 (209M yuan, $31M)

6 days opening record: Titanic 3D (468M yuan/74M $)

7 days opening record: Avatar (287M yuan, $42M)

All time biggest opening records & jumps in China:

Titanic (1998) ¥48M

Hero (2002) ¥53M +10%

House of Flying Daggers (2004) ¥55M +3%

KungFu (2004) ¥64M +16%

The Promise (2005) ¥75M +17%

The City of Golden Armor (2006) ¥96M +28%

Transformers (2007) ¥97M +1%

Red Cliff 1 (2008)¥108M +11%

Transformers 2 (2009) ¥160M +48%

Avatar (2010) ¥287M +79%

Transformers 3 (2011) ¥401M +40%

Titanic 3D (2012) ¥468M +17%

[All jumps will be bigger in $. ]

Edited by firedeep

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Fake    2,905

Opening on 15th, a Tuesday. Should do 12M~15M 5 days.

6 days, right? :)So that would mean a final total in 30-40m range. I hope it is closer to 40m.

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Fake    2,905

Wow that much? Are the comics popular there? I didn't think it had much appeal outside of Europe.

Tintin was a lot popular in 80s and 90s in China and India and other South-East Asian markets.

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firedeep    6,583
China Box Office Yearly 2012 (As of Sep 23) Rank (#) Title Studio Total Gross (¥) Total Gross ($) Open 1 Titanic 3D Fox ¥975,900,000 $154,904,762 Apr 10 2 画皮2 Huayi ¥726,390,000 $115,300,000 Jun 28 3 Mission Impossible 4 Par. ¥679,180,000 $107,806,349 Jan 28 4 The Avengers BV ¥575,960,000 $91,422,222 May 05 5 Men in Black 3 Sony ¥519,200,000 $82,412,698 May 25 6 Ice Age 4 Fox ¥457,800,000 $72,666,667 Jul 27 7 Journey 2 WB ¥387,840,000 $61,561,905 Feb 10 8 The Dark Knight Rises WB ¥343,600,000 $54,539,683 Aug 2 Edited by firedeep

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druv10    15,770

Tintin was a lot popular in 80s and 90s in China and India and other South-East Asian markets.

When my family lived in India I had quite few Tintin comics. A lot of my friends did as well.Fake, how do you see it doing in India.

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vc2002    6,431

Tintin was very popular in the 80s in China. And many people are waiting to see it.

No. Actually far from it.

The Smurfs was A LOT more popular than Tintin, and it opened less than 14m and earned a total of 40m. Tintin will do less.

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Mattrek    8,516

When my family lived in India I had quite few Tintin comics. A lot of my friends did as well.Fake, how do you see it doing in India.

It'll do about 2m including previews destroying the last animated feature record of 1.25m by KFP2

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Mattrek    8,516

No. Actually far from it.The Smurfs was A LOT more popular than Tintin, and it opened less than 14m and earned a total of 40m. Tintin will do less.

Probably about 25m from China I'd guess.

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Fake    2,905

No. Actually far from it.The Smurfs was A LOT more popular than Tintin, and it opened less than 14m and earned a total of 40m. Tintin will do less.

All the articles I have read from Chinese press, it seemed pretty popular (whether at the levels of Smurfs, I don't know).Also, China seems to like action-adventure. So it could have done fairly decently in China even with no earlier awareness.

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Tesseract    44

Any word on Chinese opening?

UIP dailies (which include China I believe) jumped from $400K on the 14th to $1.5M and $1.3M on the 15th and the 16th. An educated guess would be that Tintin scored about $1M in China on these 2 days.

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firedeep    6,583

Weekly BO(11.14-11.20) from Entgroup

Rank Title Gross(MUS$) Cumulative Gross(MUS$) Screening days Screening numbers Admissions Average Ticket Price Distributors

1 Love is Not Blind $14.92 $43.41 13 85802 3101326 $4 CFGC

2 The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn $9.39 $9.39 6 47421 1663887 $5 Huaxia CFGC

3 Real Steel $5.77 $14.52 13 37629 1173225 $4 CFGC Huaxia

4 Immortals $4.43 $9.54 10 34496 801134 $5 Huaxia

5 Legendary Amazons $3.53 $3.53 3 26284 747009 $4 Eastern Mordor CFGC

6 Rise of the Planet of the Apes $1.58 $30.10 24 15514 321332 $4 Huaxia CFGC

7 Detective Conan Quarter of Silence $0.26 $4.56 17 4908 59401 $4 CFGC

8 Starry Starry Night $0.14 $2.44 18 3310 28868 $4 Huayi Brothers CFGC CFGDC

9 Kora $0.08 $0.70 18 1412 16700 $4 Tailhe Universal Film Investment Co., LTD An Le( Bei Jing) Dian Ying Fa Hang Co., LTD CFGC

10 Zuo Li Jun $0.08 $0.24 14 87 16007 $4 Huaxia

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