Badges of Fury
Retro-ish Hong Kong action comedy re-teams actors Jet Li and Wen Zhang to okay effect.
Lost in Thailand
Reteaming of lead actors from road comedy Lost on Journey is more hyper but cleverly crafted.
Painted Skin: The Resurrection
Slick fantasy vehicle for three Mainland stars is in a different league to the 2008 film.
Tiny Times 1
Super-glossy, very Shanghai tale of four girly friends and their loves and careers.
Mainland cinema's new maturity
Films by debut directors among highlights of 2013
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%
Tiny Times 3 set to begin production
New film announced on Guo Jingming's microblog
China box office up 35% in 2013
Local films' revenue grows 93.8% year-on-year
Miyazaki soars in Japan for 7th weekend
Late-night anime adaptation Anohata a surprise hit
Enlight Media reports 112% rise in profit
Film and television division revenue up 320%
Tiny Times finds audiences in HK and Taiwan
Guo Jingming outperforms Feng Xiaogang in Taipei
Chinese films opening in N. American cinemas
Tiny Times, Drug War, Grandmaster set for release
China box office up 36% in H1 2013
Domestic films secure 62.3% market share
Tai Chi defeated by Blind Detective in China
Keanu Reeves' action film lands soft opening blows
Competition closes in on Tiny Times
Blind Detective may dethrone hit youth drama; Tai Chi opens soft
Tiny Times sets China opening day record
Reactions divisive among cultural figures and critics
Steel trumps Badges in China
Superman beats Jet Li and Wen Zhang at the box office
Superman soars in China with huge opening day
Man of Steel proves his mettle
High profile Chinese films lock dates
Dates for Badges of Fury, The Palace, My Lucky Star and Monkey King
Shanghai struts its A-list credentials
World's two biggest film industries face-off in China
Man of Steel to superpower Shanghai
Snyder and Cavill to attend China premiere
Badges gets worldwide jurisdiction
Rights for Jet Li action-comedy nearly sold out at Cannes
Easternlight takes on Yen's ID
Action vehicle comes out from under cover
Easternlight claims Jet Li's Badges
Action vehicle makes market debut
Tiny is huge in China
By Kevin Ma
Mon, 01 July 2013, 16:20 PM (HKT)
Tiny Times 1 小時代 had one of the best opening weekends of the year in China, taking RMB181 million (US$30.8 million) in three days.
After four days in cinemas (including nationwide previews on the evening before its release), novelist GUO Jingming 郭敬明's directorial debut starring Mini YANG 楊冪 and Amber KUO 郭采潔 has made RMB257 million (US$42.0 million).
Although it did not match the RMB298 million (US$47.2 million) four-day opening of 3-D Painted Skin: The Resurrection 畫皮Ⅱ (2012), the 2-D youth drama has sold significantly more tickets with approximately 8 million admissions.
Tiny's box office performance is now neck-and-neck with record-breaking comedy Lost in Thailand 人再囧途之泰囧 (2012), which made RMB300 million in its first five days in December last year. Thailand ended its run with RMB1.25 billion.
Steel made RMB61.6 million (US$10.0 million) for an 11-day total of RMB290 million (US$47.2 million). Badges broke the RMB200 million mark on Sunday for a 10-day total of RMB204 million (US$33.3 million).
On Sunday, Steel actually surpassed Tiny in average admissions per screening, suggesting a strong hold for the new Superman franchise until other Hollywood films open in cinemas this month.
Also on release, animation Happy Heroes 開心超人, occupying approximately 7% of all screenings, made RMB12.8 million (US$2.09 million) in three days for distributor Beijing Galloping Horse Group 北京小馬奔騰集團.