Chinese Films Again Lead After Record May Day Frame; ‘Wrath Of Man’ Cumes $18M In Early Offshore Release, Hits Middle Kingdom On Monday – International Box Office

Update for the latest …: Another international box office was spearheaded by Chinese films in their home market as local May Day holdovers continued to play after a record Christmas session. With a handful of studio titles doing business in other regions of the world, we’re kind of on hold until majors like the UK and France begin opening in the coming weeks, and Universal F9 is expected to rev up hubs overseas in Hollywood from Nov. May.

In this session in China in particular, Zhang Yimou’s Cliff Walkers climbed ahead of May Day winner My Love. The former now has estimated sales of $ 118.2 million versus $ 114 million of the underrated romantic drama.

At the same time, Miramax has finally started sharing numbers about the Guy Ritchie-directed Wrath Of Man who, as mentioned, has been doing a strong performance in Russia since late April. The Jason Statham star, who was at the top domestically at that session, earned $ 4.4 million internationally in that session, offshore sales of $ 17.6 million and global sales of $ 25.6 million . USD to achieve. That includes $ 10 million in Russia, where it has been number 1 for a few weeks. The film debuts tomorrow (Monday) in China and leads the advance sales there for that day. Since Saturday, 780,000 US dollars have already been earned in China. Statham is a big draw in China so hopefully this continues its streak. IMAX has raised $ 1 million worldwide for the film to date.

In IMAX, Cliff Walkers added $ 1.7 million to this frame. Earlier this week, it set a record on May 1st for a local title. Overall, it stands behind Avengers: Endgame as the tallest IMAX box office release ever released during the early May holidays. The IMAX cume is now $ 8 million, or 7% of the nationwide total, after just 10 days of release.