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Coming Home has huge China opening


Coming Home has huge China opening

By Kevin Ma

Sun, 18 May 2014, 16:45 PM (HKT)


Box Office News

ZHANG Yimou 張藝謀's Coming Home 歸來 had a huge opening day in China on Friday.

Accounting for approximately 34.4% of all screenings nationwide, the drama starring GONG Li 鞏俐 and CHEN Daoming 陳道明 made RMB20.6 million (US$3.30 million) from 605,000 admissions. Early estimates late Friday night reported that the film made RMB30 million.

Including early previews on Mother's Day, the drama has made a total of RMB23.7 million (US$3.80 million) by the end of its first day.

The opening marks one of the best opening days for Zhang. In 2010, Under the Hawthorn Tree 山楂樹之戀 (2010) made RMB45 million (US$5.80 million) on its first four days in cinema. It made a total of RMB148 million (US$23.8 million) during its theatrical run. His war epic The Flowers of War 金陵十三釵 (2011) made RMB152 million (US$24.4 million) in its first four days for a total gross of RMB597 million (US$95.7 million)

It is Zhang's first film under Le Vision Pictures Co Ltd 樂視影業(北京)有限公司 , who signed the director as the company's artistic director last year. It will have its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 20 May.

Last weekend's box office champion The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dropped to second place with RMB19.2 million (US$3.07 million) on Thursday.


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