China Box Office: ‘Wonder Park’ Fails to Impress While ‘P Storm’ Rages On

Variety | 4/22/2019 | Rebecca Davis
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Even on one of the quietest weekends of the year, new U.S. animated release “Wonder Park” failed to inspire Chinese audiences as much as Hong Kong and Indian movies already in their third weekend in theaters.

Starring the voice talents of Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Mila Kunis, and Ken Jeong, among many others, the film tells the story of a young girl who has adventures when the amusement park she thought only existed in her imagination comes to life. It is the directorial debut of Dylan Brown, an animator who had worked on films like “Monsters Inc.,” but who was fired by Paramount in January 2018 due to allegations of inappropriate conduct with women and is thus uncredited.

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“Wonder Park” came in third with just a $3.3 million debut weekend, according to figures from consultancy Artisan Gateway. The film opened March 15 in the U.S.

With movie choices made up of holdovers and weak new releases, the total nationwide box office in China for the weekend amounted to only $38 million. Artisan Gateway data show the year-to-date total running 9.2% below the same point last year.

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The Hong Kong anti-corruption thriller “P Storm” directed by David Lam and starring Louis Koo continues to pull in viewers even after 19 days in theaters. It topped the chart for the third weekend in a row with $11.3 million, pushing its cumulative China earnings to $111 million....
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