'Interstellar' Keeps Lead in China, Posts $30M Weekend on November 23, 2014

interstellarchina.pngInterstellar kept the #1 spot in China over the weekend. The sci-fi flick claimed 40% of the market share among the top 5 films after grossing $30.6 million from 7,004 screens. The weekend results represent a drop of 26% as compared to the film's opening weekend. Interstellar has grossed a total of $82.3 million in China, making it the second highest grossing film for WB after 12 of release.

'Penguins of Madagascar' Crosses $20M on November 23, 2014

pensofmad.jpgThe Penguins of Madagascar continues to earn in China as the animated film finished its second weekend in the market with an $8.7 million haul. The second weekend performance was only a 20% drop from its debut. The animated flick finished the weekend in #3 behind Interstellar and local hit Rise of the Legend. The Penguins of Madagascar has grossed $23 million in China ahead of its expansion across 40 territories next weekend.

'Interstellar' Easily Fends Off Local Films, 'Penguins of Madagascar' on November 18, 2014


Tuesday Update: EntGroup reports that Interstellar snagged an impressive $42.7 million over its first five days of release in China, which was more than enough to put it in first place last week. 

Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2, a homegrown flick, finished in second with $19.7 million over 5 days.

Penguins of Madagascar debuted in third with an underwhelming $11.4 million in three days.

Sunday Update: WB reports that, according to early estimates, Interstellar has earned a staggering $42 million from five days of release in China. That's enough to give the film a dominant 55% market share. 

Friday Update: Warner Bros. reports that Interstellar is off to an excellent start in China. 

On Thursday, Interstellar grossed an impressive $5 million from 7,742 screens, by far the #1 film in the market with an estimated 63% of the Top 5 market share. The two-day cume is an impressive $10.4 million. These results are 144% ahead of Inception, 4% ahead of The Dark Knight Rises and 10% ahead of Gravity.  

'Penguins of Madagascar' Takes $11.3M Debut, Opens in #2 Behind 'Interstellar' on November 16, 2014

pensofmad.jpgPenguins of Madagascar opened this weekend in China a couple of weeks ahead of its North American release. The film did solid business, earning $11.3 million from 3,500 locations to finish the weekend in second place behind Interstellar.

Final figures for Interstellar will be coming in the coming hours. The Christopher Nolan sci-fi epic has already grossed $10.4 million in China as of November 14.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Put Up a Fight Against 'Interstellar,' 'Penguins' on November 16, 2014

Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-2014-Leonardo.jpgTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to enjoy success in China. The film faced strong competition from openers Interstellar and Penguins of Madagascar but was still able to gross $2.4 million from about 1,100 locations over its third weekend in the market. The Turtles have grossed a total of $57.2 million in China. The film has earned a total of $474.3 million worldwide with $283.2 million of that figure coming from outside North America.

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