‘Nha Ba Nu’ smashes box office records over Tet holiday
“Nha Ba Nu” (Nu’s Family) pulled in a record number of movie goers over the Lunar New Year holiday to rank second in the revenue chart of the Vietnamese film history.
According to the statistics of Box Office Vietnam, an independent unit that tracks the country’s box office sales, the Vietnamese film “Nha Ba Nu” pulled in revenues of nearly VND249 billion ($10.55 million) as of the evening of January 29, setting a record for daily revenue during the holiday period.
On January 26 alone, “Nha Ba Nu” reaped VND35 billion in ticket sales. The film, which is still playing in theaters, will see a continuing rise in ticket sales.
The Vietnamese film also had the highest number of tickets sold in advance, 30,000 tickets, the biggest first-day revenue of all time, was the Vietnamese film to hit VND50-billion in revenue the fastest, in just two days.
The two Vietnamese movies with the biggest-ever revenues, “Nha Ba Nu” and “Bo Gia” (Dad, I’m Sorry), were both directed, produced, written, and acted in by Tran Thanh.
“Bo Gia” earned a revenue of VND420 billion in Vietnam and $17.4 million in North America. Since the Covid pandemic, Vietnamese cinemas have seen two movies surpass the sales milestone of earning hundreds of billions of dong. They are “Nha Ba Nu” and “Em Va Trinh.”
By Phong Kieu – VnExpress.net – January 30, 2023