Interstellar finished its 31-day run in China with a $780k haul in its final weekend. China is the biggest overseas market for Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic, bringing in a total of $122.8 million of its $455 million overseas cume.
Fleet of Time, a coming-of-age story focused on a group of friends growing up in the 1990s and 2000s, finished ahead of legendary director John Woo's epic The Crossing - Part 1 at the Chinese box office last week. Fleet of Time took in $36.4 million in three days compared to The Crossing - Part 1's $18.6 million in six days, according to EntGroup.
Women Who Flirt, a homegrown romantic comedy, dropped to third place with $13.7 million and is now up to a solid $27.1 million.
American films occupied the fourth and fifth spots. Interstellar finished in fourth with $9.8 million, pushing its cume in China to an impressive $118.8 million. Penguins of Madagascar ranked fifth with $4.3 million, giving it a total of $37 million after 24 days of release.
Sunday, 12/7 Update: Interstellar is now up to $119.2 million in China after adding another $7.15 million over the weekend.
The sci-fi flick boasts the following accomplishments:
#1 WB All-Time Highest Grossing Film
#1 MPA All-Time Highest Grossing 2D Film
#2 Highest Grossing MPA Film in 2014 after Transformers: Age of Extinction
#6 All-Time Highest Grossing MPA Film
Sunday, 11/30 Update: Interstellar became the highest grossing MPA 2D title in China this weekend. Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic maintained the #1 spot for a third consecutive week with an $18.1 million haul from 3,694 screens. China is Interstellar's biggest overseas market with $106 million, more than a quarter of the film's $395.2 million take outside of North America.
Penguins of Madagascar finished in third place over its third weekend in China. The animated film grossed $5.8 million across 3,125 screens. It has grossed a total of $32.7 million after 17 days in the market. The Penguins expanded to several markets over the weekend, including North America, with the film grossing $100 million globally.
Interstellar 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.