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Hong Kong box office down 17% in first half of 2024 despite local hit

The primary half of 2024 noticed the Hong Kong field workplace plummet to $81.9m (HK$640m), down 17% year-on-year regardless of the record-breaking efficiency of native hit Twilight Of The Warriors: Walled In.

The motion function, which premiered at Cannes, recorded almost 1.6 million admissions, surpassing 2023’s A Responsible Conscience to change into the very best ever recorded for an area movie in Hong Kong and the second highest ever when together with overseas movies.

Additionally it is the second native title to ever high HK$100m on the native field workplace, following A Responsible Conscience, which hit that milestone final yr and stays the very best grossing Hong Kong of all time.

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Led by Twilight Of The Warriors: Walled In, native movies stole the limelight within the half-year field workplace, accounting for half of the highest 10.

Comedy sequel Desk For Six 2 took second place adopted by The Moon Thieves in fourth, We 12 in sixth and Rob N Roll in seventh. All have been launched at Chinese language New 12 months except for We 12, an motion comedy starring all 12 members of in style Cantopop boy band Mirror, which proved a success over the Easter vacation.

The largest imports have been sci-fi Dune: Half 2 in third adopted by Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire in fifth, and Japanese animation Spy x Household Code: White in eighth.

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A complete of 143 movies, together with 22 native titles, have been launched within the first six months, in line with knowledge offered by Hong Kong Field Workplace, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Movement Image Trade Affiliation (MPIA) and the Hong Kong Theatres Affiliation.

Twilight Of The Warriors: Walled In is ready for a trilogy, with a prequel and sequel within the works. It acquired its worldwide premiere within the Midnight Screenings part of Cannes in Could and can obtain its North American premiere because the closing movie of the New York Asian Movie Competition (NYAFF) later this month.

Hong Kong field workplace: H1 2024

  1. Twilight Of The Warriors: Walled In* / $13.4m/HK$105.1m
  2. Desk For Six 2 / $4.78m/HK$37.36m
  3. Dune: Half Two* / $4.6m/HK$35.99m
  4. The Moon Thieves / $3.53m/HK$27.55m
  5. Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire / $3.22m/HK$25.18m
  6. We 12 / $2.89m/HK$22.31m
  7. Rob N Roll / $2.72m/HK$21.22m
  8. Spy x Household Code: White* / $2.34m/HK$18.27m
  9. Kung Fu Panda 4* / $2.03m/HK$15.82m
  10. Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes* / $1.86m/HK$14.51m

* nonetheless on theatrical launch

Supply: Hong Kong Field Workplace

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