‘Oppenheimer’ still going strong, nearing $60 million – The Hollywood Reporter


christopher nolan’s oppenheimer The film approached the $60 million mark in China during a somewhat disappointing weekend for viewing in the world’s second-largest theater region.

The Universal Pictures-backed historical blockbuster added $2.5 million from Friday to Sunday, bringing its total to $58.1 million, according to data from box office tracker Artisan Gateway. oppenheimer Came in fourth place for the frame behind local crime thriller dust to dustMillennium Pictures’ action franchise misfire spend4bals and Chinese comedy blockbusters no more bets.

oppenheimer IMAX has been hit hard in China. The film grossed $740,000 in this format last weekend for a total of $17 million, which is 30 percent of its nationwide gross so far.

oppenheimer Opened in China about a month ago and has had quite the staying power. Nolan has a strong following in China – a fact that Universal took advantage of in the director’s very well-received pre-release promotional visit to Beijing in late August. oppenheimer It now sits in the middle of his filmography in terms of total box-office earnings in the country: interstellar ($139 million), start ($68 million), Principle ($66 million), oppenheimer ($58.1 million), dark Knight Rises ($52.7 million) and dunkirk ($51 million).

oppenheimer It is also the fourth biggest American film to be released in China in 2023 fast x ($139.5 million), Meg 2: Chasm ($116.5 million, but China co-production) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ($86.9 million).

dust to dustThe weekend’s top title is the first feature from Jonathan Lee, who has worked as assistant director on several Hong Kong crime classics, including demonic affair 3, dog bitten dog And this heard it series. The crime thriller grossed $7.6 million over the weekend. Its total amount is 57.1 million dollars.

Sylvester Stallone’s spend4bals Finished in second place with a weekend gross of $4.3 million. The film was a disappointment in China and globally. Its total in China now stands at $19.4 million and Maoyan estimates it will reach around $23 million. first three The Expendables The films, released in 2010, 2012, and 2014, grossed $31.7 million, $53 million, and $72.8 million, respectively.

crime thriller sensation no more bets It finished third after adding $2.7 million over the weekend, bringing its total to $531.7 million. The film, produced by Ning Hao, has been ruling Chinese multiplexes since its release on August 8.

20th century a haunting in veniceThe latest Hercule Poirot mystery starring Kenneth Branagh has also performed poorly in China. It failed to crack the top five in the country last weekend and only grossed about $5 million. Previous entries in both franchises have produced mixed results but have performed significantly better than the new installment. murder on the orient express At the same time, it earned 35 million dollars in 2017. death on the river nileReleased when China was still struggling under pandemic lockdowns, it brought in $10.8 million.

Paramount’s PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie It will be the only American release to hit Chinese screens on Friday. It will compete against several new Chinese titles, including Herman Yau and Andy Lau’s action tentpole Operation Moscow.


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