China Box Office: Mid-January Weekend Weighs in at $47 Million

Family drama film “A Little Red Flower” continued its dominance of China’s box office in 2021 with a third weekend on top of the charts.

The weekend was, however, a typically quiet one for January, worth an aggregate $47.1 million according to exhibition and distribution consultancy, Artisan Gateway.While the individual films’ scores are modest, six movies in China achieved grosses over the past weekend that were stronger than any film in North America.

There the top performing film of the weekend was “The Marksman,” earning $3.2 million.That underlined the growing importance of China to the global theatrical industry.

Data measurement agency, Comscore reported that in 2020 China accounted for 25.4% of world box office, up from 21.6% in 2019.“Red Flower,” which stars Jackson Yee (“Better Days”) and Liu Haocun (“One Second”), dropped 47% from its previous weekend total to score $11.7 million over the latest weekend, according to Artisan Gateway’s weekend data.

That was enough for a comfortable win.

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