It deposed crime comedy “Be Somebody” which had topped the chart for the past three weekends and earned $13.3 million in its fourth weekend, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway. After 24 days on release, “Somebody has a $117 million cumulative.
Directed by Hong Kong’s Derek Kwok Chi-kin, “Schemes” is a tale of a religious relic being returned to China that calls for the re-awakening of a clan of relic hunters. It stars the much-loved veteran Ge You alongside younger generation performers Lei Jiayin, Xin Zhilei and Li Xian. Production was by Hong Kong-based Emperor Motion Pictures.
Third place belonged to another new release “Your World, Without Me,” a romantic drama about attraction between two people with opposing characters. A long way off the leading pair, it earned $3.1 million.
“The Door Lock,