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Van Damme Spoof Is Killing Chinese Box Office

vandammepancakemanBig numbers are being pulled by a new movie starring Jean Claude Van Damme at the Chinese box office.  Pancake Man (AKA Jianbin Man) has been setting some records there according to Variety.  They say that the film opened Friday and enjoyed 179,000 screenings that allowed it to power to $69m million in three days. That total included the $22.4 million record on Friday for the biggest live action opening day by a Chinese movie. It beat the previous benchmark, set only a week before by “Tiny Times 4.0.

So yet more proof that the Chinese film market is emerging as a major competitive force and a place to be if you want to earn those big bucks.  Which isn’t really surprising.

The film tells the story of a poor street food vendor who gains super powers from his pancakes (jian bing). Pancake Man features Jean Claude Van Damme as a villain and is written, directed and stars Da Peng, who is a well-known in China for his web series Diors Man

15 Comments

  1. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Pancake Man?!?!?!
    and I thought Ant-Man was a weak name for a superhero😒

  2. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Who’s Pancake Man’s sidekick?
    Syrup Man?

  3. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Batman has the Batcave
    Pancake Man has IHOP
    (International House of Pancakes restaurant chain.
    for those of you who may not know.
    otherwise my jokes don’t work. They’re bad enough as it is)

  4. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    So no to the “Rush Hour” series & no the first “Expendables” …but yes to “Pancake-Man” ?!
    I think JCVD fell offf the wagon again

  5. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I want JCVD to be my Father-in-Law

  6. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    -Pancake Man 2
    Pancake harder
    -Pancake Man 3
    Pancake With a Vengeance
    -Live Free or Pancake Hard
    -A Good Day to Pancake Hard

  7. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    2 Pancake 2 Furious

  8. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    In a few years we’ll get
    Pancake Man:Genysis

  9. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    My boss thinks I’m working…
    Fuck him!
    I got Pancake Man jokes i need to tell

  10. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    “Saving Private Pancake”
    Would’ve gotten the Oscar for best picture instead of “Shakespeare in love”

  11. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Batman vs Pancake Man
    Summer 2017

  12. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Pancake Man reboot in 2018 starring Melissa McCarthy

  13. Mucho Macho

    July 24, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    ☆The Pancake Wars Saga☆:
    The Panthom Pancake
    The Attack of the Pancake Clones
    Revenge of the Pancake Sith
    A New Pancake
    The Pancake Strikes Back
    Return of the Pancake
    The Pancake Awakens

  14. Shadow

    July 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Nice news))) Who could have imagine that one day Van Damme movie will make more money in box office than terminator sequel)))