'Mr. Loser' wins big at the Chinese box office

'Mr. Loser' wins big at the Chinese box office
Poster of "Goodbye Mr. Loser" [Photo: mtime.com]

Chinese comedy film "Goodbye Mr. Loser" is the surprise winner of this year's seven-day National Day holiday box office, narrowly beating "Lost in Hong Kong" and big-budget fantasy "Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe".

The fantasy comedy is about a middle-aged loser who gets a chance to relive his high school experiences.

Mr. Loser earned just over 86 million US dollars over the holiday period. Including early previews, the film has made 93 million US dollars.

With strong word-of-mouth from previews, it was the only holiday film to see its revenue consistently rise during the period.

Xu Zheng's "Lost in Hong Kong" came in at a close second, earning almost 87 million US dollars over the holiday.

The comedy – now the highest grossing 2-D film of all time – has made over 230 million US dollars in total.

LU Chuan's "Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe" is in third place, earning just over 73 million US dollars over the holiday.