Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: 'The Mermaid' Holds Firm

Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: 'The Mermaid' Holds Firm

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Last week's box office was nearly identical to two weeks ago, with the top seven films holding offnewcomers.

Stephen Chow's The Mermaid, already China's highest-grossing film in history, continued its rampage at the box office in its third week of release, raking in $61.84m in the week of Feb 22-28. Its grand total of $477.94m after 21 days is almost one-third of the total gross in the year 2010.

The Monkey King 2 remained in the second spot, raking in $18.8m for $175.69m after 21 days.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger: Sword Of Destiny replaced From Vegas to Macau III to take the third spot, adding $14.84m from $35.73m after 10 days.

From Vegas To Macau III dropped to fourth with $12.67m for $165.34m after 21 days.

Kung Fu Panda 3 held onto fifth position with $7.29m from $148.15m after 31 days. The Sino-US coproduction animation has moved ahead of Monkey King: Hero Is Back to become China's top-grossing animated film. …

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