- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Lost in Hong Kong, the latest comedy from Chinese hitmaker Xu Zheng, raced past $200 million at the Chinese box office over the weekend, grossing another $41 million. The movie will soon exceed its predecessor, Lost in Thailand, which pulled in a historic $208 million in 2012 and held the title for highest-grossing Chinese film ever for over two years.
Lost in Hong Kong achieved its muscular $41 million second weekend in the face of fierce competition, as audiences turned out in force during the Golden Week holiday period in China. Former art house darling Lu Chuan‘s big-budget sci-fi spectacle Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe came in just behind Lost with $34 million for the weekend, while comedy farce Goodbye Mr. Loser took $26 million.
Lost has grossed just shy of $205 million after 10 days, according to box office monitor Rentrak. Although the film may hit $300 million, it will have to make miracles to unseat Roman Hui‘s Monster Hunt as China’s all-time box office champ. Monster Hunt grossed $384.7 million after an unheard of 63 days on release, besting Furious 7‘s $380 million haul to become the highest-grossing film ever in China.
International Weekend 10/4/15
|1. The Martian||$45.2M||$45.2M|
|2. Lost in Hong Kong||$41.0M||$204.7M|
|3. Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe||$34.0M||$68.0M|
|4. Goodbye Mr. Loser||$26.0M||$37.0M|
|5. Hotel Transylvania 2||$20.4M||$59.8M|
|7. The Intern||$15.7M||$35.6M|
|8. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials||$13.7M||$147.8M|
|9. Inside Out||$12.6M||$438.4M|
|10. Saving Mr. Wu||$7.0M||$13.5M|
Lost in Hong Kong is Xu’s follow-up, though not a direct sequel to, Lost in Thailand (2012) and Lost on a Journey (2010). Despite the similar titles and talent involved, each of the road movies has a completely independent storyline.
More detail and analysis to come tomorrow, in THR’s weekly China box office report.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day
More from The Hollywood Reporter
Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival: Liliana Cavani, Tony Leung to Receive Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Amy Jo Johnson Slams Claim She’s Not in ‘Power Rangers’ Anniversary Special for Financial Reasons: “Simply Not True”
Florence Pugh Says She Chopped Off Her Own Hair for ‘A Good Person’: “Found it Really Liberating”