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.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continues to dominate the Chinese box office. The Spidey sequel added $24.48 million its second full week of release to reach a total of $80.86 million in the world's second biggest box office market. The superhero film withstood a strong weekend challenge from local film Coming Home, which grossed $12.98 in its three day debut. Rio 2 fell to the #8 spot with a $450k weekly haul, inching one step closer to the $40 million mark in China with a $39.4 million cume.
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Data courtesy of Entgroup