Magazine article Screen International

'The Jungle Book' Remains Top in China

Magazine article Screen International

'The Jungle Book' Remains Top in China

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The Jungle Book continued to rule the Chinese box office during another relatively quiet period from Apr 18-24. Disney's live-action animation remake took $50.24m in its second week, taking more than half of the week's total box office. Its total haul reached $99.58m after 10 days.

Yao Tingting's coming-of-age story Yesterday Once More opened in second place with $15.45m from its first three days. Youth-focused films have fared well in China recently and Yao previously directed youth-minded web series Back In Time for online video site Sohu.

Universal's fantasy prequel The Huntsman: Winter's War landed in third place with $10.69m from its three-day opening weekend.

Another two new titles cracked the top 10: Korean romantic comedy sequel My New Sassy Girl debuted in fifth with $3.72m and Peter Tsi's Hong Kong action-comedy Buddy Cops launched in seventh with $2. …

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