Magazine article Screen International

'Your Name' Retains China Box Office Lead

Magazine article Screen International

'Your Name' Retains China Box Office Lead

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Makoto Shinkai's Japanese animation Your Name retained its lead at the top of the Chinese box office in the week of Dec 5 - 11, adding $30.61m for a running total of $73.48m after 10 days. The body-swapping fantasy romance is expected to overtake Stand By Me Doraemon in the next few days to become the biggest Japanese film ever in China.

Hacksaw Ridge opened in second place with $17.49m from its first four days. The Second World War drama directed by Mel Gibson failed to unseat Your Name for the weekly crown, but it topped the Japanese animation on Sunday.

Based on a popular web novel, local love comedy Suddenly Seventeen launched in third place with $11.07m from its three-day opening weekend. It is the debut feature of Zhang Mo, daughter of Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou, and stars Ni Ni, Wallace Huo and Wang Dalu.

Warner Bros' Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Themdropped to fourth with $10.32m for $85.08m after 17 days, ahead of Fox's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children on $6. …

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