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Weekly Box Office: “Life of Pi” Grosses $101 Million in 4 Days

By on November 28, 2012

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Note: “Weekly Box Office” is a new feature at JayneStars.com, providing box office figures and commentary on the latest blockbuster films in mainland China and Hong Kong.

As expected, Director Ang Lee’s (李安) Life of Pi was the box office king. After 4 days in theaters, Life of Pi raked in $101.10 million RMB in China and $10.57 million HKD in Hong Kong.

In its first day of release, box office sales for Life of Pi were lukewarm, only pulling in $12 million RMB in China. As positive word-of-mouth for the film spread, ticket sales climbed to $70 million RMB by Saturday. The visually stunning Life of Pi has a limited 3D showing, likely sparking early crowds to see it in its full glory.

The 3D release of American disaster film, 2012, performed strongly in mainland theaters, earning $90.10 million RMB after 6 days in theaters.

Cold War <寒戰> experienced a 48 percent decline in mainland box office sales in its third week of release. The film earned weekly sales of $47.90 million RMB and a cumulative total of $230.90 million RMB in China. Similarly, Cold War declined in sales by 40 percent, to $8.13 million HKD in Hong Kong for the week ending November 25. Cumulative sales has passed $34.32 million HKD.

Life of Pi and Cold War’s box office will be challenged with the release of two major films, Feng Xiaogang’s (馮小剛) Back to 1942 <一九四二> and Lu Chuan’s (陸川) The Last Supper <王的盛宴>, on November 29.

Mainland China Box Office 
Week Ending November 25, 2012 
$ in millions RMB

Rank

Film

Weekly

Cumulative

Days in Theaters

1

Life of Pi

$101.10

$101.10

4

2

2012 in 3D

$90.10

$90.10

6

3

Cold War <寒戰>

$47.90

$230.90

18

4

Wreck-It Ralph

$8.45

$59.55

20

5

Rise of the Guardians

$7.10

$25.10

10

 

Hong Kong Box Office 
Week Ending November 25, 2012
$ in millions HKD

Rank

Film

Weekly

Cumulative

Days in Theaters

1

Life of Pi

$10.57

$10.57

4

2

Cold War <寒戰>

$8.13

$34.32

18

3

Skyfall

$2.96

$34.56

25

4

Triad <紮職>

$1.25

$2.94

11

5

Rise of the Guardians

$1.10

$1.10

4

Box Office figures from Sohu.com and HKFilmart.com

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  • Readers' Comments (11)

    1. Veejay says:

      That guy looks like my neighbour from India. very typical looking indian.. I’ve seen guy like that everyday.. LOL.

    2. IreneHO says:

      That guy looks handsome…. where is he from?

    3. che says:

      is it me or does this guy look a bit like hacken lee?

    4. rope says:

      indian ppl have very dark color hair

    5. EL says:

      Just watched the movie. Two words to describe, brilliant and exciting.

    6. EkinFan says:

      just watched the movie, he dies in the end

      • sophia says:

        i dont wanna say anything not nice but why would you say that. you kinda ruined it for the people who want to see the movie.

        • Funn Lim says:

          Don’t worry. Pi doesn’t die in the end. He narrates the movie for heaven’s sake.THis is a story of survival and faith.

    7. kennobi says:

      Yeah you spoil the ending.

    8. Funn Lim says:

      Booked my ticket. Am ready to be awed by it. Loved the book so expectations will be high. But since this is Ang Lee, probably will meet any expectations!

      Anyone seen 3d version? Good?

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