China Box Office: ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Scampers to Second Behind Sports Drama ‘Never Stop’

Columbia Pictures’ “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” hopped up to second in China this weekend, but was unable to scurry past local sports drama “Never Stop” despite an extra day’s lead.“Peter Rabbit 2” grossed a relatively unremarkable $969,000 (RMB6.2 million) on opening day Friday but managed to pull in $7.8 million from 10,500 screens over the three-day holiday weekend.

Monday marks the national Chinese holiday of the Dragon Boat Festival, and will likely bringing further sales for the family-friendly film.

Sony projects that it will gross $11.1 million by the end of the extended four-day weekend — putting it 15% ahead of recent comp “Raya and the Last Dragon.”Its total performance may not, however, be enough for the sequel to best the first film’s $26.3 million China cume back in 2018.

The Maoyan platform currently predicts “Peter Rabbit 2” will gross a total of $18.9 million in the territory.Directed by Will Gluck and co-written by Gluck and Patrick Burleigh,

Read full article