Magazine article Screen International

China Holds Key to International Box Office Race

Magazine article Screen International

China Holds Key to International Box Office Race

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If the sterling performance of The Amazing Spider-Man in China continues through Sunday, the webslinger could end the dominance of The Dark Knight Rises. However the latter -- the reigning champion for the past six sessions -- also opened in China and it will be a close contest.

Spidey grossed more than $10.6m through Sony Pictures Releasing International from his first two days in China as the overall international running total climbed to more than $450m.

Sony also has Total Recall in play. The sci-fi reboot opens in approximately 19 territories including the UK and will be a contender this weekend.

The Dark Knight Rises has amassed more than $9m in China since it also opened there on Monday and has grossed more than $535m in total through Warner Bros Pictures International.

Universal Pictures International opens The Bourne Legacy in around 14 territories including Russia and Sweden. …

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