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Alien: Covenant dominated the Hong Kong box office with a first-place opening, though slightly lower than its predecessor.
From 47 locations, the sci-fi horror earned HK$13 million (US$1.67 million) over its first four days on release. The film was released in 2-D and IMAX 2-D.
In 2012, Prometheus opened with HK$15.1 million (US$1.94 million) over its first four days on release. It earned a total of HK$27.1 million (US$3.49 million) during its theatrical run.
Local drama 29+1 opened in second place. From 41 locations, the Kearen Pang film earned HK$2.96 million (US$380,000) over its first four days on release. Including preview screenings over the past two months, the China 3D Digital Distribution release has made HK$4.26 million (US547,000).
Based on Pang’s immensely popular one-woman play, 29+1 – the winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Osaka Asian Film Festival – traces the lives of two different 29-year-old women whose lives intersect in unexpected ways. Chrissie Chau and Joyce Cheng take over the roles that Pang played in the original show.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opened in fifth place, earning HK$2.05 million (US$263,000) from 36 locations over its first four days of release. The Warner Brothers film was released in 2-D and 3-D.
In August 2015, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. opened with HK$2.46 million (US$317,000) from 34 locations. It earned a total of HK$5.91 million (US$759,000) during its theatrical run.
Opening on four screens, Personal Shopper earned HK$98,300 (US$12,600) over its first four days on release.
Love Off The Cuff (春嬌救志明) dropped to third place, earning an additional HK$2.51 million (US$322,000) from 42 locations between Thursday and Sunday. The Pang Ho-cheung film has now made HK$28 million (US$3.60 million), making it the highest grossing film of the trilogy and Hong Kong’s highest grossing Chinese-language film of 2017.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 has made HK$34.6 million (US$4.44 million). Shock Wave (拆彈專家) has earned HK$25.1 million (US$3.23 million). This Is Not What I Expected! (喜歡‧你) has made HK$1.11 million (US$142,000).
Dealer/Healer (毒。誡), The Circle, Herman Yau’s The Sleep Curse (失眠), Get Out and Dawn of the Felines (牝猫たち) open this weekend.