Weekly Box Office: Canine Comedy “Bring Happiness Home” Becomes Surprise Hit

By on January 23, 2013 in Movies

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Above: Xie Na stars in mainland comedy, “Bring Happiness Home”.

Wong Kar Wai’s (王家衛) The Grandmaster <一代宗師> held its strength at the box office in its second week of release. The film maintained its top box office position in mainland China and Hong Kong, raking 252.11 million RMB and $14.86 million HKD respectively.

Bring Home Happiness posterThe biggest surprise was low-budget comedy, Bring Happiness Home <快乐到家>, opening with 84.15 million RMB, sliding smoothly behind The Grandmaster in weekly box office sales.  Bring Happiness Home stars mainland’s He Jiong (何炅) and Xie Na (谢娜) and Hong Kong’s Chapman To (杜汶澤). The comedy chronicles the adventures of a lost poodle, as it struggles to find its way home to its beloved wealthy owner.

The 1.2 billion RMB success of Lost in Thailand has already sparked plans to film a sequel, which will take place in Hong Kong. The film is already the highest grossing Chinese language film and may challenge box office champion of all time, Avatar’s 1.38 billion RMB record in China. The sequel for Lost in Thailand will film this year and see the return of Xu Zheng (徐峥), Wang Baoqiang (王宝强), and Huang Bo (黄渤).

Aside from The Grandmaster, Hollywood films continue to dominate the Hong Kong box office, with The Impossible and Les Miserables garnering strong sales.

Mainland China Box Office 

Week Ending January 20, 2013
(in millions RMB)

Rank

Film

Weekly

Cumulative

Days in Theaters

1

The Grandmaster     <一代宗師>

86.40

252.11

13

2

Bring Happiness Home <快乐到家>

84.15

84.15

6

3

CZ12 <十二生肖>

50.40

 858.61

32

4

Lost in Thailand        <人再囧途之泰囧>

30.70

1,248.12

40

5

The Thieves              <奪寶聯盟>

18.60

18.60

6

 

Hong Kong Box Office 
Week Ending January 20, 2013
$ in millions HKD

Rank

Film

Weekly

Cumulative

Days in Theaters

1

The Grandmaster      <一代宗師>

$6.80

$14.86

11

2

The Impossible

$4.96

$8.69

11

3

Les Miserables

$4.96

$34.29

27

4

Django Unchained

$1.89

$1.89

4

5

The Last Stand

$1.56

$1.56

4

Box Office figures from Sohu.com and HKFilmart.com

“Bring Happiness Home” Trailer

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5 comments to Weekly Box Office: Canine Comedy “Bring Happiness Home” Becomes Surprise Hit

  1. pandamao says:

    aww – so cute. likewise, i would be devastated if i lost my dogs 🙁

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  2. pepe69 says:

    cute cute the poodie doog.. so loovely… no wonder attracts everyone to go watch it

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  3. kitty says:

    Where’s the new Young and Dangerous Reloaded? LMAO >_>

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    • jayne replied:

      Kitty,
      Young and Dangerous fell off the Top 5 chart. It made $3.5 million HKD cumulative gross.

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  4. Little fishy says:

    That poodle look too clean despite supposingly wandering around adventuring, and to me, that dog is not cute -.-

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