Magazine article Screen International

'Stand by Me Doraemon' Tops China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Stand by Me Doraemon' Tops China Box Office

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The film's release marks the first time a Japanese production has been distributed in mainland China since Ultraman in 2012. Based on a hugely popular manga about a blue robot cat, Stand by Me Doraemon also topped the box office when it was released in Hong Kong over Chinese New Year grossing $5.1m.

Disney's Avengers: Age Of Ultron came in second at the China box office for the week May 25-31, according to EntGroup figures, grossing $17.03m for a cumulative gross of $226.79m after 20 days.

Tomorrowland, also a Disney movie, took third place in the chart in its opening week, grossing $14.11m in its six days, which was around the same as its North American opening but lower than expected for a sci-fimovie in China.

Rajkumar Hirani's P.K., starring Aamir Khan, grossed $6.89m in its second week, for a cume of $12.04m after 10 days, which is a record for an Indian film in mainland China. …

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