Box Office: Matt Damon’s ‘Great Wall’ Topples ‘Fist Fight,’ ‘Cure for Wellness’ on Thursday
Fox-New Regency’s psychological horror movie “A Cure for Wellness” grossed a quiet $300,000 at 2,215 locations from Thursday previews that began at 8 p.m.
Universal’s “The Great Wall,” starring Matt Damon as a European mercenary joining the fight against monsters during China’s Song Dynasty, is expected to take in about $17 million at 3,326 sites during the upcoming weekend. The Legendary production has already grossed a hefty $171 million in China since its Dec. 16 opening and another $50 million in other international markets. It’s opening in 21 more markets this weekend.
“The Great Wall,” directed by Zhang Yimou, carries a $150 million budget and is co-financed by Le Vision Pictures and China Film Group. It’s the most expensive movie ever shot in China. Damon stars along with Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.