‘Wolf Warriors’ on top
The action film earns $34.3 million in first four days of release, beating ‘Kingsman.’
BEIJING — The Chinese special-forces action film “Wolf Warriors” clawed its way to the top of China’s mainland box office last week, earning $34.3 million in its first four days of release during the nation’s annual tomb-sweeping holiday.
“Wolf Warriors,” directed by and starring Jacky Wu (a.k.a. Wu Jing) alongside British martial artist Scott Adkins, outfoxed 20th Century Fox’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” figures from film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway showed.
“Kingsman,” a comedic spy film from “X-Men: First Class” director Matthew Vaughn that stars Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson, has earned $55.7 million since its March 27 release in China, despite opening more than six weeks after its U.S. release.
The romantic comedy “Let’s Get Married,” adapted from a Chinese TV show, landed in third place for the seven days ending Sunday, pulling in $23.9 million.
The Hong Kong thriller “Insanity” placed fourth with $4.4 million. Directed by David Lee Kwong-yiu, the film tells of what happens when a schizophrenic man who was convicted of manslaughter is released by his doctor from a psychiatric facility.
Rounding out the top five was Disney’s “Cinderella,” which crossed the $70million mark.
THE CHINESE special-forces action film “Wolf Warriors” topped “Kingsman: The Secret Service” at China’s mainland box office last week. Above, moviegoers in Beijing in January.