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‘Avengers,’ ‘More Than Blue’ top Taiwan’s box office charts
《復仇者》、《比悲傷》稱霸台灣年度電影榜

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.
演員陳庭妮(左起)、劉以豪、陳意涵,上週六出席台北記者會,感謝影迷支持他們的電影《比悲傷更悲傷的故事》。

Photo: Wang Wen-lin, Liberty Times
照片︰自由時報記者王文麟

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)

好萊塢與南韓電影再度稱霸台灣年度票房前十名。《復仇者聯盟:無限之戰》進帳六億四千一百七十多萬台幣(約兩千零九十萬美元),勇奪去年冠軍。亞軍則是《侏羅紀世界:殞落國度》,韓片《與神同行》,與其續集《與神同行:最終審判》緊追在後。

至於在台灣電影方面,《比悲傷更悲傷的故事》改編自南韓二○○九年同名影片,在跨越兩億台幣門檻後榮登去年最賣座國片,力壓第二名的《角頭2》,不過還是未能擠入年度排行榜前十名。

去年有四部鉅片票房跨越全球十億美元門檻︰《復仇者聯盟:無限之戰》、《黑豹》、《侏羅紀世界:殞落國度》、《超人特攻隊2》。根據美聯社報導,隨著《水行俠》等大片近日上映後,年度美國電影票房可望創下一百一十八億美元新紀錄。受到中國影迷的拉抬,全球票房可望第二度打破四百億美元。

(台北時報張聖恩)

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