UPDATED: BOX OFFICE: 'The Hobbit' Posts Strong Debut Frame on February 25, 2013

hobbitnews.pngMonday Update: WB reports that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earned $18.1 million from 4,009 screens in China over the weekend. The debut is the fourth Biggest 3-Day Opening Weekend for a US film, and the third biggest Warner Bros. opening weekend behind The Dark Knight Rises' 7-day Opening and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2's 4-day opening.

The Hobbit's global total is now $980.6 million. It could reach $1 billion by next weekend.

Sunday Update: The Hobbit is off to a great start in China. According to rough estimates, the fantasy flick grossed $17.8 million during its first weekend. Official numbers will be available tomorrow.

A strong performance in China will help The Hobbit's global total hit $1 billion. The current total is $979.9 million.

BOX OFFICE: 'Jack Reacher' Disappoints on February 24, 2013

Paramount reports that Jack Reacher took in another $2.2 million in China over the weekend. The action flick is up to $12.6 million in the Middle Kingdom. Tom Cruise's latest won't end up anywhere close to the $102 million Chinese haul of Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol

BOX OFFICE: 'Journey To The West' Taps Into Desire For Entertaining Chinese Films on February 19, 2013

Box office grosses in China from 2/10-2/17/2013:


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BOX OFFICE: China's 'Cloud Atlas' Gross Set To Pass North American Haul on February 19, 2013

cloudatlaschina.jpgEntGroup reports that as of Feb. 17, Cloud Atlas' gross in China is $25.35 million. The fantasy/sci-fi flick has been out for 18 days, so that means it has 12 days--the standard theatrical run in China is 30 days--to gross another $1.8 million so that it can pass the North American haul of $27.1 million. 

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