A pair of local films took the top two spots in China this week, as comedy My Old Classmate and martial arts action comedy Ice Man 3D took big opening weekends to bump down Captain America 2 to third place in the country's top ten chart.
My Old Classmate claimed the top spot with a $17.31 million debut from its first three days on the market. Ice Man 3D was not far behind with an $11.28 million opening weekend.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier settled for third place in its fourth weekend in China with an $8.94 million weekly tally. The superhero sequel is up to $107.22 million in the market.
Transcendence tumbled down to a mid-table spot in its first full week at the box office. The Johnny Depp sic-fi vehicle added $7.17 million to take its Chinese total to $17.82 million after ten days in release.
Rio 2 slowed to a $6.78 million take to finish the week with a $31.79 million cume in China.
Data courtesy of Entgroup
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the second highest grossing Disney film of all time in China, where it has earned $107.6 million. The top grossing Disney film in the market continues to be Iron Man 3 with a $121.2 million cume.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier led the Chinese box office once again with an $18 million gross in its second full week of release. The superhero sequel is on the verge of hitting the $100 million mark in China with a $98.27 million cume.
Rio 2 posted a strong $12 million take in its first full week in the market. The animated film has grossed $25 million after ten days of release in China.
Transcendence took a commanding $10.65 million opening weekend to finish third in the weekly box office chart. The film benefitted from a strong marketing push that brought star Johnny Depp to China for the first time. China is the only market where Transcendence is screening in 3D.
Data courtesy of EntGroup