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Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Underwhelms On Chinese Debut

(CNBC) – Walt Disney Co’s DIS 1.03% Mulan is struggling at the box office in China and managed to scour amid calls for a boycott and a string of poor reviews, CNBC reported Sunday.

What Happened: At the end of the three-day weekend in China, the Liu Yifei starrer bagged just over $23 million, lower than the $30 million AT&T Inc T 0.31%-owned studio Warner Bros Studio’s “Tenet” “raked in its opening weekend a week earlier, according to CNBC.


Local war epic “The Eight Hundred” bagged $83 million during its debut weekend last month.

While 91% of cinemas were reportedly open in China over the three-day weekend, the seating was capped at 50% at the majority of the theaters.

“China was supposed to be the savior for this film, now it will rest on the success of premium video on-demand on Disney+,” Jeff Bock senior analyst at Exhibitor Relations, a market intelligence firm, told CNBC.

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