with love from china
But from time to time we wonder what comes, this is also true, exacerbated by the peculiarities of certain markets like China, which alone is as big as the US, Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan, whether Allows you to experience the exceptions to the Marvel rule that are always welcome. and the name of that exception is none other moon man,
Made entirely in China and released in theaters last Friday, July 29. moon man Managed to earn a total of $129 million in her first weekend, Don’t you think that’s too much? Well, if we take a look at what other releases of the same day have achieved in western markets, like league of super pets From DC, of course you can already put this in perspective: only 23 million in a region like the US, and adding up to 41 of the rest of the planet.
in this matter moon man we talk about a milestone because You all know how much they keep restricting the movement of population in China Due to the impact of covid-19, therefore achieving such a figure in a single weekend is a sign that things are returning to normal and audiences are returning to theaters after two years of strict containment measures.
If, for example, we compare moon man With the final great premiere of Marvel, Thor: Love and Thunder managed to hold $143 million in the US alone. and 153 connecting other markets in the rest of the world. The differences are still great but it is clear that this is a record that a local production as Chinese has been able to cope with so well in its first hours in theaters.
lonely from one
the story of moon man takes us into the routine life of the last person Who survives in the universe and is left alone on a satellite after a meteorite hits Earth, extinguishing our entire species from one day to the next. As you can see in the trailer, a comical figure of a kangaroo appears (we don’t want to know what role it will play).
Obviously the film still has a long way to go to reach high figures at the box office, but as IMAX China CEO Edwin Tan said, Diversity, ,moon man A fundamental milestone in the recovery of the film industry This year, as well as a big step forward in the production of Chinese sci-fi blockbusters.”