Taiwanese director Cheng Zhengdao’s comedy “Miss Granny” outpaced the Hollywood competition at the mainland China box office last week, knocking
"Granny," a remake of a South Korean film, took in $19.7 million last week and has now grossed a total of $40.3 million, according to figures from film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway. That makes it all but assured the movie will top Cheng's 2014 release, "The Great Hypnotist," which earned $44.2 million.
“Seventh Son,” a coproduction between the China Film Group and
"Night at the Museum," from 20th Century Fox, fell to third place last week, Artisan said, earning nearly $11.3 million and bringing its China total to $39.6 million.
Tsui Hark's 1940s 3-D epic "The Taking of Tiger Mountain" continues to lure viewers and wound up in fourth place last week; since its Dec. 23 release, the Bona Film war movie has made $137.5 million.
Rounding out the box office top 5 was the 3-D re-release of Wong Kar-Wai's 2013 Oscar-nominated "The Grandmaster," which has now taken in about $9.8 million.