Magazine article Screen International

Angry Birds' Soars at China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

Angry Birds' Soars at China Box Office

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The Angry Birds Movie flew to the top of the Chinese box office in the week of May 16-22.

Sony's animated adaptation of the bestselling mobile app game soared to $30.05m from its first three days. Its opening day of $8.14m on Friday was almost as big as its US debut; it was also China's biggest opening day for an imported animation in 2016.

After ruling the weekly chart for two weeks, Captain America: Civil War was relegated to the second position with $22.29m. Currently Disney's third highest grossing film ever in China, it has now amassed $177.67m after 17 days.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant opened in third place with $9.85m from its three-day debut weekend. Last year, the franchise's second instalment, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, grossed $18m from its entire run.

It was followed by three neck-and-neck holdovers: Song Of The Phoenix with $5. …

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