Lost in Thailand
Reteaming of lead actors from road comedy Lost on Journey is more hyper but cleverly crafted.
Character-driven MMA drama is a return to form by Dante Lam, with actor Nick Cheung tops.
Bona profits up in 2013
16% year-on-year increase
Dante Lam on his Demon Within
China, teamwork and musicals
Grandmaster leads HK Film Award nominations
11 for Unbeatable, 9 for Rigor Mortis
HK Film Critics Society picks Grandmaster
Drug War wins two awards
China B.O. up 27% in 2013
Domestic films take 59% market share
Iron Man, Unbeatable top 2013 Hong Kong B.O.
Total revenue up by 4.2%
Macau as the next location hotspot
Asia-Pacific FF seminar on the city's potential
Grandmaster leads Asia-Pacific award nominations
Snowpiercer and Lunchbox also recognised
Hong Kong cinema's identity crisis
Is localisation the future of Hong Kong film-making?
China box office up 35% in 2013
Local films' revenue grows 93.8% year-on-year
Location Face-off: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia
Experience, incentives and facilities attract shoots
Grandmaster leads Golden Horse nominees
Five including Ilo Ilo tied with 6 nominations
HK submits five to Asia Pacific Film Festival
Event to be held mid-December in Macau
Five Asian world premieres compete at Tokyo fest
Mun So-ri and Terajima Shinobu join main jury
Smurfs over Witness at China box office
Stolen Years biggest new release in HK and Taiwan
Elysium leads subdued weekend at China B.O.
Unbeatable tops fourth weekend in Hong Kong
The Stolen Years awakes atop China box office
Unbeatable top Hong Kong film of 2013
Dinosaurs vs Monsters at China box office
Pacific Rim now 10th highest grossing film in China
Unbeatable is first-round champion in Hong Kong
Pacific Rim still ahead of MMA drama in China
Moveable Feast lands in Taipei box office Zone
Local comedy opens strong for Warners, Activators
Chinese Valentine's Day boosts China box office
One Night Surprise, Palace perform strongly
Miyazaki stays afloat for fourth weekend
Wind Rises crosses ¥5m; Pacific Rim has disappointing debut
Toronto adds to Asian selection
World Cinema, Wavelengths and TIFF Kids announced
Pacific Rim towers over competition in China
Local fare strong despite Hollywood dominance
Pacific Rim has monster opening in China
Second best opening day for a foreign film this year
HK Summer Fest to open with Unbeatable
Japanese comedies, festival favourites and Oshima Nagisa tribute
Sci-fi films rule in China and Taipei
Jay Chou no match for robots and Will Smith
Pacific Rim crushes The Rooftop in Taipei
Jay Chou's film disappoints in Taiwan and China
Domestic films romance China screens in August
Major releases to close out the summer holiday
Three films share prizes in Shanghai
The Major, Reliance and Unbeatable sweep awards
Shanghai struts its A-list credentials
World's two biggest film industries face-off in China
Shanghai adds two to competition
Barbara Wong drama, Russian biopic compete for Goblet
Shanghai has action-packed competition
New commercial direction for China's A-list festival
Bona profits slightly lower
Grandmasters, exhibition hold up
Jurassic Park stomps into China with huge opening
By Kevin Ma
Wed, 21 August 2013, 23:30 PM (HKT)
The 3-D re-release of Jurassic Park (1993) had a huge opening in China yesterday.
Steven SPIELBERG's dinosaur spectacular made RMB40.7 million (US$6.64 million) on its first day in cinemas. Though the film has been broadcast on television and is widely available on home video formats, this is the first time Jurassic Park has been given a wide theatrical release in China.
The opening is significantly stronger than that of doomsday thriller 2012 (2009) which made RMB90.1 million (US$14.7 million) in its first six days. The 3-D re-release of Titanic (1997) broke opening records in Apr 2012, grossing RMB467 million (US$76.3 million) in its first six days, ending its run with RMB977 million.
With Jurassic Park taking approximately one third of screenings nationwide, other films took a significant drop in screenings and revenue yesterday.
With 12% of screening slots, Pacific Rim dropped 35% on Monday numbers, taking RMB6.59 million (US$1.08 million). With 18% of screenings, Dante LAM 林超賢's Unbeatable 激戰 grossed RMB7 million (US$1.14 million) for a total of RMB73.2 million (US$11.9 million) after five days.
There will be strong competition this weekend with the release of Pixar's Monsters University and local comedy Fake Fiction 摩登年代, starring Lost in Thailand 人再囧途之泰囧 (2012)'s XU Zheng 徐崢. Both films open on Friday.