Monster Hunt (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) is a 2015 Chinese 3D fantasy adventure film directed by Raman Hui and stars Bai Baihe and Jing Boran. It was released on July 16, 2015.
Young monster kids try to make peace between the world of humans and the world of the monsters.
Kai Ko was originally cast as the male lead, however he was later replaced by Jing Boran.
After just two weeks of release Monster Hunt became the highest-grossing Chinese movie of all time. As of July 26, 2015, it has grossed $205 million in China and $6 million in four other countries for a worldwide total of $211 million.
Prior to the films official release on July 16, 2015 the film made US$930,000 in previews, and on its opening day, Thursday, July 16, 2015, it grossed US$27.5 million, setting a new opening-day and single-day record for a Chinese local film, breaking The Monkey King???s record and a single day IMAX record of $2.7 million on Saturday. Through its 4-day opening weekend, it earned a total of US$109 million (Rentrak reported a Friday-to-Sunday gross of $72 million and $99 million Thursday-to-Sunday) debuting atop the Chinese box office as well as the international box office. IMAX contributed $8.7 million of the opening gross from 216 screens, a new record for a Chinese produced film. Earning US$46 in its second weekend, it topped both the Chinese as well as the international box office for two consecutive weekends.
It became the fastest Chinese movie to to reach the RMB1.05 billion ($169 million) milestone, doing so in 8 days.