THR reports that G.I. Joe: Retaliation will open in China on April 15. The Croods will follow on April 29.
Top 20 Films in China from 3/4-3/10/2013:
The box office totaled $43.4 million, a 27% drop from last week and a 46% jump from the corresponding week in 2012. The North American box office during the same period totaled $168.7 million.
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Warner Bros. reports that The Hobbit is now up to $45.4 million in China after adding another $4.6 million from approximately 4,800 screens this past weekend.
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons retained its hold on first place this weekend with another $22.64 million in the bank. The film's total gross now stands at $181.28 million after 22 days in release. Having passed Transformers: Dark of the Moon's $172.25 million, Journey only trails Lost In Thailand ($202.1 million) and Avatar ($203.8 million) on China's all-time chart.
Chinese top 5 for 2/25-3/3/13:
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons: $22.64 million/$181.28 million cume (22 screening days)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: $18.45 million/$37.01 million cume (10 screening days)
Les Miserables: $4.0 million/$4.0 million cume (4 screening days)
Say Yes: $2.84 million/$30.3 million cume (20 screening days)
Stolen: $2.74 million/$2.74 million cume (3 screening days)
Monday Update: Warner Bros. reports that the confirmed weekend total for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is $9.1 million, pushing its cume in China to $37.2 million.
Sunday Update: Warner Bros. reports that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is up to $37.5 million after 10 days of release in China. The fantasy flick passed the $1 billion global mark this week thanks to a boost from China.