China Box Office: ‘The Father’ Lumbers to Eleventh With $1.21 Million

The Anthony Hopkins-starring Oscar winner “The Father” debuted in China to a $1.21 million opening weekend, coming in eleventh despite a slow box office weekend, according to data from the Maoyan platform.The first feature from helmer Florian Zeller received six Academy Award nominations and two wins — one for Hopkins as best actor and one for best adapted screenplay.

It has grossed $12.6 million so far globally, according to Box Office Mojo, with France its biggest market so far with a $3.11 million gross and N.

America coming in second at $2.12 million.Meanwhile, local drama “On Your Mark” came in first with $8.8 million, according to the consultancy Artisan Gateway.

Produced by Maoyan Media, the emotional story of a father and his blind son was directed by Malaysia’s Chiu Keng Guan (“Ola Bola”) and stars Wang Yanhui (“Dying to Survive”) and Zhang Youhao.In second was the Taiwanese romantic drama “Man in Love,

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