Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: 'Mechanic: Resurrection' Takes Down 'Operation Mekong'

Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: 'Mechanic: Resurrection' Takes Down 'Operation Mekong'

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Mechanic: Resurrection landed top at the Chinese box office in the week of Oct 17-23, taking $24.60m from its three-day opening weekend. The crime thriller, headlined by Jason Stratham, has already earned twice as much as its predecessor in 2012.

After ruling the chart for two weeks, Dante Lam's action thriller Operation Mekong came down to the second place, but it still posted brisk business in its fourth week with $18.83m. With a massive $161.29m after 24 days, it now ranks as the seventh highest grossing film this year and the 20th overall in China's history.

Heartfall Arises opened in third place with $11.90m from its first four days. Produced by Ip Man trilogy director Wilson Yip, the Hong Kong psychological thriller marks the directorial debut of Ken Wu and stars Nicholas Tse and Lau Ching Wan.

Disney's The BFG dropped one place to the fourth with $6.63m for $20.28m after 10 days. It has outperformed War Horse, the last Steven Spielberg-directed film released in China. …

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