‘Dad, Where are We Going?’ opens to big numbers for Chinese New Year

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

A Chinese movie based on a reality TV movie is bringing in big numbers at box offices in China.

According to the Associated Press, Dad, Where Are We Going? ranked as one of the best movie openings in China last Friday, the day it was released. Friday was the first day of the Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year is an important time. It is connected to the lunar New Year and happens between January and February. In China, it is an important benchmark for films as well. Each year, Chinese audiences flock to the movies, as experts report on which movies were the most successful among fans.

Dad, Where Are We Going? was a hit show on China's television last year. The reality show followed five celebrities who were accustomed to spending time away from their children.

According to Variety, the movie grossed RMB171 million ($28 million) on Saturday on according to local estimates. It also grossed $34 million through Sunday, according to Rentrak's data.

Other popular films opening in China around the Chinese New Year included The Monkey King and Three Kingdoms.

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