Hong Kong Xmas BO down 20%

2011-12-30 09:22:46        Chinese Films

Poster of the Film, "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" [Photo: mtime.com]

Christmas at the box office was a slow affair in Hong Kong, where box office takings were down by 20%, according to data from the Motion Picture Industry Association Ltd (MPIA).

MPIA figures for the three day period 24-27 Dec — spanning Saturday, Sunday and Monday — show territory-wide receipts of HK$35.5 million ($4.56 million) compared with HK$44.2 million ($5.68 million) over the same four day period last year.

The top four films were all Hollywood sequels "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol", "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1", "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked", leaving "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" in fifth place over the narrow Christmas period.


+ "Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol" (15 Dec release) HK$8.51 million ($1.09 million)

+ "Twilight 4" (22 Dec release) HK$5,64 million ($0.73 million)

+ "Sherlock Holmes" (14 Dec release) HK$5.33 million ($0.69 million)

+ "Chipmunks" (22 Dec release) HK$2.93 million ($0.38 million)

+ "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" (22 Dec release) HK$2.19million ($0.28 million)

Source: Film Business Asia

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