Chinese Box Office Proves At Least Someone Saw Gulliver's Travels
Released and summarily forgotten about on Christmas Day, Gulliver's Travels has made a paltry $28 million at the U.S. box office thus far, good enough to place it 94th on the list of 2010 films. All is not lost, though: In China, the Jack Black bomb has grossed enough Hong Kong dollars to crack the box office top-ten from the entire last year. Bully for Fox!
Travels has grossed HK$24.5 million since its release on Christmas (which translates to just over $3 million U.S. dollars) placing it just behind fellow maligned December release The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader for the year. Clearly, neither taste, nor 3-D, knows no boundaries.
Other U.S. imports on the China top-ten: Iron Man 2 (not to be confused with the Chinese film Ip Man 2, which is also on the list), Shrek Forever After, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, Inception and Toy Story 3. As is customary, films that were also shown in 3-D were afforded a huge bump -- enough to raise Chinese cinema receipts 31 percent over 2009.
· Hong Kong box office soars in 2010 [Film Business Asia]