The Hobbit continues to thrive in China as it nears the $60 million mark following ten days of release. The second part of the Hobbit prequel trilogy grossed $26.57 million in its first full week on the market, registering nearly 4 million admissions.
RoboCop took command of the box office by the weekend, however, as the sci-fi remake claimed $20.67 million from its first three days on the market. Robocop finished in second place on the weekly table and was the only new release to break into the country’s weekly top ten chart.
Beijing Love Story continued its steady rise with an $8.9 million tally in its latest frame. The Chinese film has grossed a total of $62.5 million after 18 days in its home market. The Man from Macau finished on the top half of the table with a $5.04 million weekly take, reaching a cume of $83.43 in China.
Frozen took another important step to reach the $50 million mark in China after adding $4.69 in its latest frame. The animated film has grossed a total of $44.83 million in the country. The Monkey King leads the bottom half of the table after a $2.4 million frame topped off its first full month in release. The Monkey King has grossed a total of $167.84 million in China.
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Data courtesy of Entgroup
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug took an impressive $32.7 million 3-day opening in China, becoming the biggest 3-day opener for Warner Bros. in the market.
Smaug is currently outpacing its predecessor in China by 74%.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has grossed a total of $637.1 million overseas.