China Box Office: ‘Detective Chinatown 3′ Opens With Enormous $393M Haul

What a difference a year makes.

After a 12-month postponement caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Wanda Pictures’ much anticipated comedy tentpole Detective Chinatown 3 finally opened in China Friday for the first day of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.

The film debuted with a record-setting haul of $160 million and finished the weekend with an astonishing $393 million three-day total, according to early estimates from ticketing app Maoyan.If there was any doubt, China’s theatrical box office is back to booming.Maoyan currently projects Detective Chinatown 3 to conclude its run at $865 million (Rmb 5.59 billion), which would …

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