Most Expensive Chinese Film Ever Pulled From Cinemas After It Bombs

“The massively hyped Chinese fantasy epic Asura has been pulled from cinemas after a disastrous opening weekend.

With a production budget reported at 750m yuan (£85m), Asura – with its complex special effects, big-name stars and huge crew – was hailed as China’s most expensive film ever made. However, its opening weekend takings totalled 49m yuan (£5.5m), and it was immediately withdrawn from cinemas.

The film’s official Weibo account announced the news on Sunday, with producers offering ‘deepest apologies to viewers who did not get a chance to watch the film, as well as to all the Chinese and international participants who were involved in its production over the past six years'” says Andrew Pulver.

Read more on The Guardian about Asura‘s box office failure

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