Note: HK$ rate based on exchange rate at time of writing
With no major newcomers, Ghost in the Shell easily held on to its top spot at the Hong Kong box office for a second weekend.
From 47 locations (including 2-D, 3-D and IMAX 3-D), the sci-fi thriller earned an additional HK$3.91 million (US$503,000) between Thursday and Sunday. The Intercontinental Films release has made HK$17.2 million (US$2.22 million).
Buoyed by word-of-mouth, Mad World (一念無明) climbed up to second place ahead of the Hong Kong Film Awards, held last Sunday night. From 37 locations, the mental illness drama earned an additional HK$3.23 million (US$416,000) between Thursday and Sunday, representing a week-on-week rise of 3.88%. The Golden Scene release has already made HK$8.52 million (US$1.10 million) after two weekends.
Despite its three Hong Kong Film Award wins, Mad World may not be able to maintain its hold at the box office as Fate of the Furious and other major releases roar into Hong Kong cinemas for the four-day Easter holiday weekend.
Opening in eighth place, horror film Bye Bye Man was the highest grossing newcomer. From 17 locations, it earned HK$331,000 (US$42,600) over its first four days of release.
From 11 locations, Korean action-thriller Fabricated City (조작된 도시) earned HK$330,000 (US$42,500) on its first four days of release. The film is distributed locally by Deltamac, who has carved out a niche in the past two years with an extensive slate of Korean films. Its next release is fantasy drama Will You Be There? (당신 거기 있어줄래요), which is also screening at the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
Opening in 9 locations, Hell or High Water earned HK$280,000 (US$36,000) over its first four days of release. It performed much better than A United Kingdom, which only made HK$181,000 (US$23,300) from 8 locations over its first four days of release plus previews.
From only 4 locations with limited showings, Alan Mak hit a new career low as Extraordinary Mission (非凡任務) earned only HK$25,300 (US$3,250) over four days of release.
Beauty and the Beast has made HK$67.4 million (US$8.67 million) after four weekends. Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale (劇場版 ソードアート‧オンライン –オーディナル‧スケール-) has made HK$4.1 million (US$528,000) after two weekends. In This Corner of the World (この世界の片隅に) has made HK$1.91 million (US$246,000) after two weekends.
Numbers for Silent Voice the Movie (映画 聲の形), A Man Called Pirate (海賊とよばれた男) and On the Beach At Night Alone (밤의 해변에서 혼자) were not available at time of writing.
In addition to Fate of the Furious, The Boss Baby, The Smurfs: The Lost Village, Denial, Harmonium (淵に立つ) and A Nail Clipper Romance (指甲刀人魔) open this weekend. Hong Kong Film Award winners Happiness and Trivisa will also return to cinemas for special encore screenings.