Magazine article Screen International

Godzilla Crushes $37M China Debut

Magazine article Screen International

Godzilla Crushes $37M China Debut

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China box office: Godzilla had an impressive opening at the China box office last weekend, grossing $37m and pushing Edge Of Tomorrow to second place.

The Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros production racked up 5.9 million admissions over three days (June 13-15) and set a record for the biggest opening weekend for a Warner Bros film in China. Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past remains the biggest Hollywood opener of the year in China with $39.35m, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier with $39.23.

Meanwhile, Tom Cruise's sci-fi action title Edge Of Tomorrow, also a Warner Bros release, grossed a further $24.67m in its first full week (June 9-15) for a cumulative gross of $50.57m.

Fox's X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which came in third, has now grossed a mighty $114.38m in China, following an additional $7. …

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