Update: Yet another international box office frame was led by Chinese movies in their home market as local May Day holdovers continued play coming off a record holiday session. While a handful of studio titles are doing business in other pockets of the world, we are in something of a holding pattern until majors like the UK and France begin opening in the coming weeks, and as Universal
is expected to rev up overseas turnstiles for Hollywood starting on May 19.
Notably this session in China, Zhang Yimou’s Cliff Walkers
climbed ahead of May Day holiday winner My Love
. The former now has an estimated cume of $118.2M versus the poorly-reviewed romantic drama’s $114M.
At the same time, Miramax
has finally begun sharing numbers on the Guy Ritchie
-directed Wrath Of Man
which, as we have previously noted, has been performing strongly in Russia since late April.