‘Lighting up the Stars’ Leads China Box Office Rebound

‘Lighting up the Stars’ Leads China Box Office Rebound
Sentimental local drama film “Lighting up the Stars” topped the mainland China box office with a solid 31.8 million opening weekend. It underlined the cinema reopening and industry recovery process that has been underway since the beginning of June.

The film tells the tale of an ex-con funeral director who has a chance meeting with an orphaned girl. The encounter changes both of their lives.

Produced by Lian Ray Pictures, it is directed by Liu Jiangjiang and stars Zhu Yilong as the man and Yang Enyou as the girl. It earned 31.8 million (RMB213 million) between Friday and Sunday and, including previews from a week earlier, finished the weekend with 37 million (RMB248 million) according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway.

Jurassic World: Dominion” earned 12.5 million in its third weekend of release. The figure was a drop of nearly 50, but it was still good enough for second place. Since release on June 10, the
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