“Monster Hunt” is the animated movie from China that could. Read on for more details.
As reported by Deadline, the film has now brought Universal Studios’ Furious 7 to a grinding halt. The Vin Diesel-led car-chase movie speeded its way with a 30-day stretch in the Chinese box office before the Dream Sky Entertainment release caught up with it. “Monster Hunt” has gone beyond 2.428B yuan, a mark set by Furious 7.
That would mean that basis on the current dollar exchange rate, “Monster Hunt” has a leverage of $380.99M against $380.67M for Furious 7.
The animated CGI fantasy epic though made its onscreen debut without any foreign Hollywood competition, a dubbed as the blackout period, an unofficial time of movie screening dedicated to homegrown brewed flicks.
“Monster Hunt” also was being screened for a much longer time propelling the local film to get back the said record.
“Monster Hunt” was made with $40 million as it chewed also the previous record set by 2014’s The Monkey King. “Monster Hunt” had an opening day $26.45 million and single-day gross of $29.84 million.
The nationalistic monster hybrid flick had its backlash earlier before it was release. Kai Ko, the lead-actor, got himself entangled in a marijuana-smoking incident which unmistakably would mean that his name wouldn’t be allowed to headline on a movie. It was then decided that reshoots will have to take place and most members of the cast were asked to return according to a report from Latino Times.
“Monster Hunt” was directed by Raman Hui (co-director “Shrek the Third,” “Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five,” “Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos”) and produced by Bill Kong of Hong Kong company Edko Films.
In a report from The Hollywood Reporter, “Monster Hunt” now has taken the fifth spot in a solid batch of Hollywood juggernaut movies in China, holding its own against front runners “Jurassic World,” “Avengers:Age of Ultron,” “Transformers:Age of Extinction” and top movie “Furious 7.”