In their first weekend return to the box office, China moviegoers chose to see Robert Downey Jr’s Dolittle the most.
“Dolittle,” from Universal, was the top title this weekend with a $4.71 million three-day debut, according to Chinese data provider Ent Group. Vin Diesel-starring “Bloodshot,” backed by China’s Bona Film Group, trailed in second place, bowing to the tune of $2.61 million.China Box Office Returns After Coronavirus Led by Hollywood Films – Variety
This adds to the total box office gross for both films, making Dolittle inch closer to the #3 spot currently held by Sonic. It’s no wonder that the Oscars pushed back their date. I was listening to a podcast earlier today that claimed to have an inside source that the academy is talking about canceling the Oscars until 2022. Purely heresy, but we can all see that there have been pretty much zero new theatrical releases since mid March. There might not be enough movies to have a credible awards ceremony in 2021.
As for Bloodshot ⭐️⭐️½ starring Vin Diesel? Caught that just before the theaters closed down (see: 20+ Bloodshot Reviews – Watch the first 9 minutes FREE, Thanks Sony). Not rooting for that one quite as much to climb the charts, probably because it wasn’t as disliked as Dolittle. Guess I like to root for the underdog films sometimes.