X-Men: Days of Future Past took the top spot in China's weekly box office chart, dominating the market with a $39.35 million three-day opening. The X-men bow was nearly four times the weekly haul of The Amazing Spider-Man 2's third week in the market. The Spidey sequel caught $10.73 million in its latest tally to net a total of $92 million in China.
Top 10 Films in China
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X-Men: Days of Future Past scored Fox's second highest opening weekend of all time in China, where it collected a $37.7 million haul from 6,000 screens. The debut is only 5% behind the opening numbers of Titanic 3D.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continues its blockbuster run in China as it inches one step closer to the $100 million mark in the market. The web-crawler sequel reached a $90.4 million cume in China after its latest frame in the market. China is the superhero sequel's biggest overseas market, grossing more than twice as much as the United Kingdom ($39.7M), the film's second ranked overseas market.
Chinese mainland box office sales have topped 10.02 billion yuan (about 1.61 billion U.S. dollars) so far this year, with domestic productions taking about 56 percent of the market share, said the country's film watchdog on Friday.
In 2013, the Chinese market took six months to hit 10 billion and this year it happened in a little less than five.
China's The Monkey King remains #1 this year with 1.04 billion yuan, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier is #2 with 718 million yuan.