‘Beyond Beauty’ keeps up strong box office showing


TAIPEI — The Taiwanese documentary “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above” continued its surprisingly strong showing at the box office last week and could crack the list of top 10 box office hits of the year in Taiwan this week, its distributor said.

The film grossed more than NT$25 million at theaters around the country from Dec. 1 to Dec. 8, bringing the total to over NT$140 million, and NT$70 million in Taipei alone, since opening on Nov. 1, according to distributor Activator Marketing Co.

Its single day box office sales even topped the chart for the first time on Dec. 5, beating Hollywood adventure film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Already the highest-grossing documentary in Taiwan’s history, the film should emerge as one of Taiwan’s 10 highest-grossing films of 2013 this week, Activator Marketing said.

Its box office receipts have already exceeded those of superhero film “Man of Steel,” which hit theaters earlier this year, the distributor said.