Wu Xia Fights its Way to Top Screen Average!
WU XIA is the top screen average earner (US$17,521) for the weekend of Jul 21-24.
Playing only on 25 screens, the latest martial arts flick from Hong Kong debut with US$438,014. In comparison, the last Donnie Yen film, THE LOST SWORDSMAN opened to US$639,176 from 29 screens and a screen average of US$15,433.
WU XIA is currently the 4th highest grossing HK film in Singapore this year, and will attempt to outdo SWORDSMAN, which made US$1,082,246.
The much publicized SEX AND ZEN: EXTREME ECSTASY, which is available in both 2D and 3D versions, arrives on 11 screens and grosses US$158,354. The result is encouraging, with reports of sold out shows despite poor reviews, a truncated international version and a release more than 3 months after the film opened in HK, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.
Raunchy chick flick BRIDESMAIDS starts off with an encouraging US$154,307 from 13 screens, while HANNA, the thriller about a young female assassin starts off with US$111,127 from 12 screens.