China Box Office: ‘Project Gutenberg’ Nears $100 Million, Wins Holiday Weekend
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- Variety by Patrick Frater
Hong Kong crime thriller, Project Gutenberg scored $37.2 million at the Chinese box office to comfortably win the under-powered second weekend of a prolonged holiday period.
For the film industry, the National Day sessions started on Sunday a week earlier, with the delayed releases of several titles. After a midweek reshuffle, those top scoring titles largely held their positions through the second weekend. A handful of new releases on Friday made little impact. The cumulative scores of all films on release over the second weekend was $96.8 million, some 20% down on the sessions last year.
Gutenberg, which stars Aaron Kwok and Chow Yun-fat, has headed the charts on every day since Tuesday. It now stands on a cumulative of $98.8 million after eight days.
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