Magazine article Screen International

Dragon 2 Flies at China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

Dragon 2 Flies at China Box Office

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CHINA BOX OFFICE: DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon 2 topped the Chinese box office for the week August 11-17, grossing $26.32m over a four-day weekend, while Pompeii opened in third position with $6.68m over three days.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 racked up 4.2 million admissions, according to EntGroup, compared to 1.2 million admissions for Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii, which had less than half the number of screenings and is opening six months after the start of its international rollout.

Released by Fox International starting on June 13, Dragon 2 has so far grossed $537m worldwide. DreamWorks Animation has a joint venture in China, Shanghai-based Oriental DreamWorks, which is currently working on Kung Fu Panda 3.

Meanwhile, Luc Besson-produced Brick Mansions held on strongly in second position, grossing $6.93m for a cume of $28.28m.

Wuxia romance Brotherhood Of Blades climbed from sixth to fourth position in its second week, grossing $6. …

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