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Thanks to positive word-of-mouth and strong performance during the Qingming holiday, Bollywood wrestling drama Dangal saw an enormous growth that took it to the number one spot at the Taipei box office.
After expanding from 16 to 18 locations in capital city Taipei, the Garageplay release earned NT$6.7 million (US$219,000) between Friday and Sunday in Taipei, marking a week-on-week rise of 74.5%. After three weekends, the film has made NT$21.3 million (US$694,000), overtaking 3 Idiots – also starring Dangal star Aamir Khan – as the highest grossing Bollywood film ever to play in the capital city.
The film played in a total of 61 locations nationwide last weekend, expanding from 50 locations the previous week. Concise nationwide box office numbers are not available until the Taiwan Film Institute release them in early June, but Garageplay tells local media that the film has passed the NT$50 million (US$1.63 million) mark nationwide.
Local thriller Who Killed Cock Robin (目擊者) also saw a climb in revenue this weekend. From 16 locations in Taipei, the Cheng Wei-hao film made NT$4.04 million (NT$132,000) between Friday and Sunday, representing a week-on-week rise of 39.8%. The VieVision/CMC Entertainment release has earned a total of RMB11.0 million (US$360,000) in the capital city.
Hollywood horror film The Belko Experiment opened in seventh place, earning NT$1.7 million (US$55,500) from ten locations in Taipei over its first three days of release.
Hong Kong drama Mad World opened in tenth place, earning NT$510,000 (US$16,600) from 7 locations in Taipei over its first three days of release. Including preview screenings, the Wong Chun film has made NT$573,000 (US$18,700). However, its wins at the Hong Kong Film Awards last weekend may help its box office prospects this weekend.
From five locations, The Sense of an Ending earned NT210,000 (US$6,860) in its first three days of release.
The Boss Baby has made NT$24.3 million (US$793,000) after two weekends. Ghost in the Shell has made NT28.2 million (US$920,000) after two weekends. Japanese anime A Silent Voice the Movie (映画 聲の形) has made NT$21.1 million (US$689,000) after three weekends.
The Fate of the Furious opens this weekend.