“Secret Superstar,” the latest film vehicle for Indian superstar Aamir Khan
, looks set top open on top of the Chinese box office. It is enjoying the momentum created by Khan’s previous film “Dangal
,” which enjoyed an unprecedented $193 million of business in China.
” had clocked up $3.5 million (RMB23.3 million) by 3pm on Friday, its opening day. That put it comfortably atop the early charts with a 25% market share.
In second place, with 16% market share was Zhang Ziyi-starring holdover “Forever Young
” and new release “Guardians of the Tomb
,” with close to 15%. “Guardians
,” previously titled “Nest,” is a big-budget Australian-Chinese co-production starring Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz
and Kelsey Grammer
. It is yet another entry in the Chinese sub-genre of tomb raiding action adventures.
“Superstar” is a smaller film than Disney
-backed sports and family drama “Dangal
.” It is the tale of a 14-year old girl (Zaira Wasim
) who dreams of becoming a singer and overcomes obstacles