China Box Office: ‘Looking Up’ Is Surprise Weekend Winner Ahead of ‘Lion King’

China Box Office: ‘Looking Up’ Is Surprise Weekend Winner Ahead of ‘Lion King’
Actor and comedian Deng Chao underlined his enduring popularity with mainstream Chinese audiences by delivering a surprise No. 1 box-office hit in “Looking Up” over the weekend. It scored $38.6 million in its opening frame, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway, and displaced “The Lion King” from its perch.

Looking Up” is a family comedy about a father’s close and pedagogical relationship with his son. The narrative stretches from the son’s unconventional childhood to his meditative moments while in space as an astronaut.

Deng stars as the father. He co-directed the film with Yu Baimei from a script by Yu (“The Breakup Guru”).

The film had an unconventional Thursday opening, when it scored $9.21 million. Friday was worth $9.85 million, while Saturday and Sunday each delivered scores of close to $15 million. After four days, its cumulative score is $62 million, according to Artisan Gateway.

The Lion King,” which released in China a
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Similar News


Recently Viewed