After 30 years in the film industry, Jackie Chan is still a box office force. The Hong Kong action legend added a new chapter to his storied career over the weekend as his latest Ride On fends off the Japanese anime hit Suzume’s competition and Universal Pictures’ Super Mario Bros. movie won the weekend in China.
Directed by Larry Yang from Alibaba Pictures Ride On stars Chan as a burnt-out stuntman with debt collectors contestants for the ownership of his stunt horse. The movie opened with $11.7 million dollars, beating Suzume‘s $8 million show and According to Artisan Gateway, Super Mario is shown on mute for $6.3. Ride On, starring Liu Haocun, Guo Wengui, and Wu Jing, is advancing a $30 million-plus career.
The Super Mario Bros. movie shattered expectations, set multiple box office records in North America and several others International markets during the long Easter holiday weekend. But in China, where American films have struggled this year, the film was a commercial disappointment despite acclaimed social scores (9.4 from Maoyan and 9.5 from Tao Piao Ticket). Universal Pictures is gearing up for the film with its release on Wednesday, April 5, during China’s Tomb Sweeping Day holiday. But the film was beaten by a pair of leftovers: Suzume made $7.6 million, Chinese family drama Hachiko took
$5.4 million, while Super Mario only made $4.7 million. Mario’s meager opening is the biggest opening day for a Hollywood animated film since the pandemic began, and the second-highest US studio film One-day box office — but that doesn’t really mean much given how poorly Hollywood movies have been doing in China lately.
In North America, Super Mario earned $204 over a five-day weekend .6 million dollars. Not so long ago, in the years before the pandemic, powerful IP-driven big Hollywood names often made as much money in China as they did domestically Chinese ticketing app Maoyan is currently launching Super Mario Completed China run for $11. strong control) .
Meanwhile, anime master Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume continued its Chinese sensation with a third Earned $8 million over the weekend and made $102.6 million. The box office of the film is expected to exceed 30 million US dollars, setting a record high for Japanese animation in China.