Hello Mr. billionaire continued its dominance of the Chinese box-office turnstiles for a 2nd week. Its 3 day tally of $65.5 million made it the 2nd biggest film worldwide over the weekend. Data from Ent Group show the comedy down exactly 50% in its 2nd weekend, but it opened a gap on 2ndplaced Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings. Hello Mr. Billionaire has a cumulative score of $295 million after 10 days of release.
Detective Dee managed $12.5 million over the weekend (to take 10the place worldwide according to comScore) and a 10 day total of $76.9 million. The weekend total for Hello Mr. Billionaire included $2 million scored from 483 IMAX screens. Operating from an overall screen count largely similar to Detective Dee, new fantasy animation Wind Guardians managed the 3rd place. it had a score of $8.95 million in 3 days. Shoplifters, the Japanese drama which took the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, opened in 4th place. Distributed (like Detective Dee) by Huayi Brothers, the film scored $7.0 million in its opening week.
The film has also been a hit in Japan, where it has run up a total of $23 million. Opening in 5th place, Chinese animation Yugo & Lala 4 took $6.3 million in 3 days. European action franchise film Taxi t took 6th place with a 3-day score of $3.33 million.