Chinese box office: ‘Dad, Where Are We Going?’

Tian Liang, Jimmy Lin, Guo Tao, Zhang Liang

BEIJING — Mainland China’s lunar new year holiday box office got off to a sizzling start this weekend, with an expensive, effects-heavy 3-D telling of “The Monkey King” and a movie based on a hit reality TV show about celebrity dads and their kids taking in a combined $90 million.

“The Monkey King,” starring Chow Yun Fat, Aaron Kwok and Donnie Yen, raked in more than $51.1 million (306 million yuan) in its first three days in theaters, data from box-office tracking service EntGroup showed. It appears to be the first Chinese film to reach $50 million in just three days, movie website Mtime reported. Read more

 

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