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'Lucy' Rules Hollywood-Dominated Chinese Box Office on October 28, 2014

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Lucy finished in first place at the Chinese box office from Oct. 20-Oct. 26 as Hollywood titles claimed the top 3 spots, according to data from EntGroup. The overall marketplace was up a staggering 71% year/year, but it fell 5% versus last week. 

Universal's Scarlett Johansson vehicle earned $20 million from 3 days of release. The success of Lucy continues the winning streak for Hollywood action films.

Guardians of the Galaxy ended up in second place with $17.8 million, pushing its cume in the Middle Kingdom to $88 million. There's no doubt that the Marvel flick will hit $100 million in China.

Hercules debuted in third place with a modest $10.8 million in six days. The Dwayne Johnson-led action flick was not a huge hit in North America, and now Chinese grosses won't be significant either.

Two homegrown films rounded out the top 5: Breakup Buddies with $10.5 million for a healthy $183.3 million cume and Dearest with $1.8 million and a $54.6 million cume. 

'Hercules' Lifts $9.6M from Chinese Debut on October 26, 2014

image.jpgHercules enjoyed an overseas box office boost after recording a $9.6 million opening weekend from approximately 4,700 sites in China. The film has now grossed over $160 million outside of North America.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Crosses $80M Mark on October 26, 2014

gotg1.pngGuardians of the Galaxy crossed the $80 million mark in China over the weekend. The film earned $6.5 million in its latest frame, taking its estiamted cume in the market up to $84.4 million. Guardians has grossed over $400 million overseas and $700 million worldwide and is currently the third biggest film of the year at the global box office behind Transformers: Age of Extinction and Maleficent.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Posts Strong Hold in China on October 19, 2014

gotg1.pngChina became the top grossing overseas market for Guardians of the Galaxy over the weekend. The film put in a $22.3 million performance in the market, only a 28% drop from its previous frame. Guardians has now earned a total of $69 million in China. The film has grossed $404.8 million in its overseas run and currently stands at $732.6 million globally.

'Breakup Buddies' Continues Impressive Run; 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Stronger Than Expected on October 14, 2014

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Tuesday, 10/14/14 Update: EntGroup reports that Breakup Buddies is up to a staggering $151.3 million after only 13 days in theaters. The comedy took in $48.6 million last week, which was enough to keep it in first place.

Guardians of the Galaxy has already snagged $30 million since opening this past weekend. Early estimates had the Disney/Marvel effort taking in close to $27 million during its debut frame in the Middle Kingdom.

Tuesday, 10/7/14 Update: Xu Zheng and Huang Bo, the stars of 2012's breakout Chinese comedy Lost In Thailand, have another massive hit on their hands. Breakup Buddies has already earned an impressive $93 million worldwide.

China Lion is distributing the film in North America, where it has already earned $240,000 from 20 locations. 

 


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