Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: 'Coco' Top Again Ahead of 'Paddington 2'

Magazine article Screen International

China Box Office: 'Coco' Top Again Ahead of 'Paddington 2'

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Pixar animation passes $100m in territory; Paddington 2 already ahead of first film.

‘Coco’

Animations continued to enchant the Chinese audiences in the week of Dec 4-10, with Coco on top again and Paddington 2 in tow.

Disney-Pixar’s Coco maintained well at pole position in its third week with $49.1m. Despite the opening of Paddington 2, it still ranked No.1 over the weekend. With a 17-day total of $120.8m, it is now the 14th highest grossing film this year. It is also on course to beat Despicable Me 3 to become the highest grossing animation film this year.

With Coco’s strong performance, Paddington 2 debuted in second place with $14.9 from its first three days. It has already surged past the final gross of its 2014’s predecessor.

The Big Call came in a distant third with $5.4m from its first three days. Directed by Oxide Pang, one half of the Pang Brothers, the crime thriller about phone call scams stars Chen Xuedong and Gwei Lun Mei. …

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