Cinemas have started to open in areas of low risk in China as of today. The first day grossed a total of $472 thousand.
As announced last week, cinemas in China’s designated “low-risk” regions have begun to welcome their audiences again from Monday, that is, today. Although the sale of tickets for the Shanghai International Film Festival, which will start on July 25th and will feature 320 different films, will be sold out in a few hours, hopes for China’s return to cinema remain, a quiet first day in cinemas across the country has been over since the halls have only opened in certain regions.
The domestic production A first Farewell, which was released on the day the cinemas opened nearly six months later, closed the day at the top of the list with about $184 thousand in revenue, while Sheep without a Shepherd, which was released in 2019, was ranked second with $80 thousand in revenue. The only foreign film in the top ten of the list was Pixar Animation Coco, which came in third place with $42 thousand in revenue. But in the coming days, Chinese-made films as well as Hollywood productions will take their place in the screening. Films such as Dolittle, Bloodshot, Capharnaum, a dog’s Journey will be screened on July 24 and 1917 on July 31.