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'Midway' keeps its crown while 'Winter Somewhere' premieres in third place

2019/11/20 10:23:53   source:CGTN

Last week from November 11 to 17, the total box office of the Chinese mainland reached 636 million yuan (about 90.6 million U.S.dollars), a decline of 20 percent compared with the previous month. On the second week after being released, "Midway" was the only film that surpassed 100 million yuan (14.24 U.S.dollars) at the box office. In its fourth week in theaters, "Better Days" continues to be a close second. The new-released film "Somewhere Winter" grossed 91.34 million yuan (about 13 million U.S.dollars) in its first three days.

'Midway' took the lead over 'Somewhere Winter'

In its fourth week after its release, "Better Days" potential in the box office is about to be realized. This week, "Midway" and "My Dear Liar" began to show off in the box office staying at the top of the single-day box office from Monday to Thursday.

But on Friday, a number of new films were listed, and "Better Days" unexpectedly surpassed "Midway" beating "My Dear Liar" by a wide margin.

In the end, "Midway" barely surpassed "Better Days", and ranked the first of the week, followed by"Better Days" on second. "My Dear Liar" came in fourth place behind the new film, "Somewhere Winter."

Among the three new films released on Friday, November 15, "Somewhere Winter" showed a big advantage from the pre-sale period. Although the box office of the first three days was mediocre, with 28.36 million yuan, 34.94 million yuan and 27.53 million yuan respectively, it was better than that of the other two new films.

The restored classic "The Legend of 1900" also received a steady number of old fans. The box office was 14.41 million yuan on the first day, and 27.18 million yuan on the second day.

Next week preview: 'Frozen 2'

In 2013, "Frozen" grossed nearly 1.3 billion U.S. dollars, breaking the record for the highest-grossing animated film worldwide, becoming an integral part of the global popular culture.

The film set off a global phenomenon and swept the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song at the 2014 Oscars, Best Animated Feature at the Golden Globes, and many other awards including the Grammy Awards.

After six years of refinement, "Frozen 2" will return with a bang on November 22, 2019. 

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