Resident Evil crushes Taiwan fare at LNY box office

Hollywood actioner outperforms local comedies by 4-to-1 margin

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/02/01
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hollywood post-apocalyptic saga “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” beat

Paul W.S. Anderson (left) and Milla Jovovich. (By Central News Agency)

Chinese-language comedies by a ratio of more than four to one during Taiwan’s Lunar New Year holidays, movie distributors said Wednesday.

The actioner, the sixth and final installment in an adaptation of a video game, made more than NT$100 million (US$3.2 million) over the first five days of the Lunar New Year vacation, reports said.

Lead actress Milla Jovovich and writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson visited Taiwan last month to promote the movie. The film’s villain is played by Iain Glen of “Game of Thrones” fame.

The holiday period is traditionally also the favorite time of year to launch comedies and other lightweight movies with prominent local stars, but none of three such movies on offer this year made a major impact, according to reports.    [FULL  STORY]

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