UPDATE Thursday 7:23AM: It’s Thursday night in Beijing and there is a new report showing that Legend of Tarzan is now at Y102M ($15.3) after Tue-Th opening. It now faces the new Jackie Chan movie opening on Friday,and the chatter is that it may or may not get a weekend bump.
Here is the raw report. As noted yesterday, the source is a Beijing based contributor to Box Office Theory who is generally considered highly reliable and has posted more than 17,000 updates since 2012. He posts China Box Office daily at the end of the day.
Thursday Report (Figures in Yuan — 1 Yuan = .015 USD)
Here is a raw report from a source at Box Office Theory which is reporting that Legend of Tarzan opened at 82.8M Yuan which is $12.42M US for its Tuesday/Wednesday opening. (Note: An earlier version of this post did not convert to USD.) Prior to the opening, the chatter among China box office watchers was that it would open at about 30M Yuan and thus the 46M opening was substantially higher than expected. Then they were expecting a 35% drop for day 2, but it only dropped 20%. So those are some favorable signs.
Here is the report from Box Office Theory. The source is someone who reports daily on China Box Office; has filed 17, 900 reports; and is rated as very reliable.
Tuesday Report (Figures are in Yuan which is .15 Yuan per 1$)
Here is the link to the Report on Box Office Theory
So … that’s 82.8M Yuan for Tuesday and Wednesday. (There is 1.5M in Monday night previews included in the Tuesday 46.6M.)
In dollars — that is $12.42M for the Tue/Wed start.
Will analyze this and add more tomorrow.