Magazine article Screen International

The Martian' Holds Top Spot at China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

The Martian' Holds Top Spot at China Box Office

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With four local and two Hollywood releases leaping into the weekly chart, Fox's The Martian held onto the top spot for the second week straight in China. Ridley Scott's space epic added $27.04m from $76.17m after 12 days.

Bride Wars director Tony Chan's latest film Fall In Love Like A Star fared the best among the newcomers. Starring Tiny Times actress Mini Yang and rising actor Li Yifeng, the romantic drama opened at second place, raking in $15.54m over its four-day opening weekend.

Point Break, which opened in China three weeks ahead of its US debut, took the third place and earned $12.01m from its three-day opening weekend. China's DMG Entertainment is a co-producer of the effects-laden action remake. With its world premiere held in Beijing, it became the first Hollywood title to have a global launch taken place in China.

Other new Chinese entries included Sun Zhou's sci-ficomedy Impossible with popular local comedians Wang Baoqiang and Shen Yang, which came in fifth with $8.52m from its first three days; followed by Zhang Ziyi-produced sci-firomance comedy Oh My God which took $6. …

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