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‘Avengers,’ ‘More Than Blue’ top Taiwan’s box office charts

Actress Annie Chen, from left, actor Jasper Liu and actress Ivy Chen attend a news conference to thank fans for supporting their film, More Than Blue, in Taipei on Saturday.

Photo: Wang Wen-lin, Liberty Times

Hollywood and South Korean films dominated the top-10 list of Taiwan’s annual box office again. After earning NT$641.7 million (about US$20.9 million) last year, US superhero movie Avengers: Infinity War topped the chart. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was at the second spot, followed by South Korea’s Along with the Gods and its sequel Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days.

For Taiwanese films, More Than Blue, an adaptation of the 2009 hit South Korean movie of the same name, was the best-selling local movie last year after crossing the NT$200 million mark, although it failed to make the top-10 list. Gatao 2 — The New Leader Rising ranked No. 2.

Globally, four mega hits crossed the US$1 billion mark last year, including Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2. According to AP, as blockbusters such as Aquaman hit the screens recently, ticket sales in the US would set a new record of US$11.8 billion, while global sales boosted by Chinese moviegoers should exceed US$40 billion for the second time ever.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)






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