Amid a slow period for Chinese theatrical exhibition, cg fantasy feature Green Snake (a.k.a. White Snake 2) has opened at the top of the box office. The film is Light Chaser Animation’s sequel to its 2019 hit White Snake, which was distributed in North America by GKIDS.
Here are the key numbers:
- Green Snake opened with USD$29.7 million, according to Maoyan. The ticketing platform projects that the film will end up grossing $77.5M, ahead of White Snake’s $61.6M.
- The sequel is rating well with viewers. It has an audience rating of 9.2 out of 10 on Maoyan, 9.4 on Tao Piao Piao, and 7.4 on Douban. U.S. distribution has not been announced.
- Two other local animated productions opened in China this week. Agent Backhom: Kings Bear came third with $4.8M and The Adventures of Qiao Tiger on Magic Island ranked sixth with $1.1M.
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