Bruce Lee lacks punch at China box office
Bruce Lee, My Brother made just RMB8.5 million ($1.3 million) at the box office in China over four days on release last week.
Brother was bested by two foreign films on their second week in cinemas, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 with RMB84 million ($12.6 million) and Resident Evil: Afterlife with RMB46 million ($6.9 million).
The biopic about the early life of the martial arts legend is directed by Hong Kong’s Raymond Yip and Manfred Wong. Yip and Wong collaborated earlier this year on sleeper hit Lost on Journey.
Brother, which opened on the 70th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s birth, chose not to push back its release date and join the long queue of Chinese films trying to negotiate an increasingly competitive releasing calendar.