“Dying To Survive performed a hat trick as the weekly champion in the period of July 16-22, but lost the weekend to new opener Skyscraper.
The social comedy drama, starring Xu Zheng, hung onto the top spot overall in its third week, adding $61.7m for $412.6m after 18 days. It has moved one notch up to become the fifth highest grossing film of all time in China, surpassing Furious 8. Now all the top five films are local Chinese-language films, with Furious 8 in sixth place.
The opening of Skyscraper has slowed down the momentum of Dying To Survive, which remained as the third highest grossing film of 2018. With more blockbuster titles due to roll out this week, it is quite unlikely to outpace Detective Chinatown 2 for second place, let alone Operation Red Sea” says Silvia Wong.