Magazine article Screen International

Big Hero 6 Tops China Box Office with $30M

Magazine article Screen International

Big Hero 6 Tops China Box Office with $30M

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CHINA BOX OFFICE: Disney animation Big Hero 6 topped the China box office in its first full week of release, grossing $29.88m, while Jupiter Ascending opened in third with $23.06m.

Big Hero 6, a high-tech adventure set in the fictional East-West fusion city of San Fransokyo, pulled in more than 5 million admissions in the week March 2-8 and has grossed $43.49m after nine days on release.

It was followed by Wong Jing's Chinese New Year hit From Vegas To Macau, which grossed a further $27.4m from 4.5 million admissions for a cume of $139.65m after 18 days.

Third was the Wachowski's space opera Jupiter Ascending with its gross of $23.06m from 3.8 million admissions in three days.

Two other Chinese New Year releases were also holding on in their third week of release - Jean-Jacques Annaud's wilderness drama Wolf Totem grossed $20.66m for a cume of $99.71m, while Jackie Chan starrer Dragon Blade took $13. …

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