Imagi Studios’ Astro Boy has set a box office record for the biggest opening by a CG-animated movie in China.
The film earned 40 million renminbi ‘ the equivalent of US$5.9 million ‘ toppling the previous mark of RMB 30 million set earlier this year by Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
The film, which Imagi produced in both the United States and Hong Kong, opened on an estimated 1,100 screen across mainland China.
“We are absolutely delighted that Astro Boy has received such a warm welcome in China, a major market for the film industry,’ said CK Phoon, executive deputy chairman at Imagi. ‘Astro Boy‘s stunning start proves that Imagi has what it takes to produce a blockbuster, and we look forward to Astro Boy‘s continued success around the globe.’