Magazine article Screen International

'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' Tops China Box Office on $21.5M

Magazine article Screen International

'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' Tops China Box Office on $21.5M

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The sci-fiaction thriller sequel is set to surpass its predecessor, which finished with $23.99m last year.

Ex Files 2: The Backup Strikes Again debuted with a strong $17.15m over its three-day opening weekend. With $17.32m including previews, the local comedy about a lover's revenge has almost broken the total gross of the original film released in 2014 Chinese New Year.

The local comedy about a lover's revenge features Tiny Times actress Amber Kuo from Taiwan and reunites director Tian Yusheng with rising actor Zheng Kai from the first film.

The Witness, the Chinese remake of Korean thriller Blind, held strong at third place with $11.98m for $31.22m after 10 days.

Universal's disaster film Everest took a close fourth place with $11.69m in six days.

The Last Women Standing opened in fifth with $6.22m over its three-day opening weekend, for $6.24m including previews.

The all-star romantic comedy, starring Shu Qi and Eddie Peng, is about 'leftover women', a derogatory term coined for middle-aged single ladies looking for love. …

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