China’s most expensive film pulled after opening weekend:
China’s big-budget fantasy epic asura has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal gap weekend.
The 750m yuan ($112m; £85m) film reportedly made lower than 50m yuan on its weekend debut.
Asura’s plot relies on Chinese mythology and featured leading actors and flashy special effects.
Producers are reportedly aiming to rework the film and release it once more at a later date.
Unless the film achieves much larger success the second time spherical, Asura’s $105m loss would create it one of the largest flops in film history.