Magazine article Screen International

'Point Break' Tops China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Point Break' Tops China Box Office

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Point Break surfed to the top of the Chinese box office in its second week.

The action-adventure remake, which rolled out in China three weeks before the US, took $18.8m from December 7-13, expanding its cumulative take to $30.74m after 10 days.

Trailing close behind was Surprise - Journey To The West which took the second spot based on preview screenings on Saturday and Sunday only.

Distributed by Bona Film Group, the local period fantasy comedy raked in $17.54m, setting a new box office record for previews. The cast includes 20 Once Again actress Yang Zishan and Chen Bolin from Taiwan.

In its third week, Fox?s The Martian was relegated to third spot with $12.46m. The Matt Damon-starrer has amassed $87.87m after 19 days.

Local romance Fall In Love Like A Star shifted down to fourth with $7.35m for $22.81m after 11 days, while local sci-ficomedy Impossible maintained at fifth place with $6.72m for $15.21m after 10 days.

The only other new title was The Master which launched at sixth place with $4. …

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