Divergent opened in China, taking a 7-day gross of $10 million from 2,454 screens. The film finished its first week at #5 in the country's top ten chart. China is the last overseas stop on Divergent's schedule. The film has grossed a total of $135.4 million outside of North America and $286.3 million.
The Expendables 3 has earned a solid $33.5 million from just seven days of release in China, which is enough to push it past Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in order to claim the #1 spot at the box office. Expendables 3's China haul is already on pace to exceed its domestic tally. As of September 7, the action flick has grossed only $36.7 million at home.
Apes' Chinese haul is up to an impressive $74.3 million. The franchise clearly has a lot of potential in the Middle Kingdom.
But Always, a homegrown drama, debuted in a distant third this week with $7.05 million.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes scored a big opening weekend in China, claiming $47 million from 7,000 screens in the market. The strong debut lifted the film’s overseas take past $400 million and its global cume beyond the $600 million mark.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 stayed on its feet despite the blockbuster opening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes this weekend. The animated sequel took in $6.3 million from 3,246 screens in its third frame in China. The film has now grossed a total of $57.3 million in the market. How to Train Your Dragon 2 has grossed a total of $420.2 million overseas and $593.6 million worldwide.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 remained #1 at the box office for the second week in row with a healthy $24 million, giving it a total of $51 million in the Middle Kingdom.
Two local newcomers--The Four 3 and Temporary Family--finished in second and third place, respectively. The Four 3 managed $16.3 million in 3 days, while Temporary Family snagged $8.6 million in 4 days.