'China Weekend Box Office Tumbles

Office Tumbles

The top

film, Japanese animation film, “Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween” dropped 71% in its second frame

6 million between

Friday and Sunday, down more than 60% on the previous weekend, according to data from consultancy

Unchallenged by

new releases, “Conan” held a market share more than double that of second placed film “

“Homecoming” added

$700,000 in fourth place, lifting its cumulative to $221 million, earned over a two-month period

Imported thriller

“Fall” took fifth place with $500,000 (RMB3

New cases

are being detected in every province in the country

Nationwide infection

totals have hit recent record levels (39,300 on Sunday) and new deaths from COVID have been

Localized restrictions

have been applied within major cities including Beijing, Guangzhou and Chongqing

And, while

city-wide lockdowns like the one operated in Shanghai earlier this year, have not since been

Exhibitors’ hopes

for a brisk year end were given a boost last week by the announcement that “

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