Magazine article Screen International

Apes Swings into Top Spot in China

Magazine article Screen International

Apes Swings into Top Spot in China

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CHINA BOX OFFICE: Fox International's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes kept local action title The Four 3 off the top spot at the China box office last week, grossing a hefty $45.13m over its three-day opening weekend.

Racking up 7.5 million admissions over the three days, Apes managed the fourth biggest opening day ever for a foreign film in China, following Iron Man 3 and the last two editions of the Transformers franchise. China Film and Huaxia Distribution are jointly handling the release.

Meanwhile, The Four 3 came in second with $13.34m from 2.3 million admissions for the week (Aug 25-31), according to EntGroup figures. Directed by Hong Kong's Gordon Chan and backed by Beijing-based Enlight Pictures, the action sequel opened last week in second place and has so far grossed $30.12m.

DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon 2, which held the top spot for the previous two weeks, came in third with $11.93m and has grossed $63.18m after 18 days.

Holding up strongly in its second week, Hong Kong romantic comedy Temporary Family grossed $6.91m for fourth place in the top ten and a cume of $15. …

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