CHINA: 'Iron Man 3' Closes In On $100M; 'Oblivion' Starts Strong; 'Croods' Holds Steady
on May 12, 2013
Iron Man 3 is on fire in China. The action flick is already up to $95.3 million, and it holds records for the biggest opening day and the biggest opening weekend in the Middle Kingdom. China remains the biggest overseas territory for IM3 with Korea in a distant second at $54.1 million.
Oblivion is off to a strong start in China with three day grosses reaching $8.5 million at 5,000 location. This marks the third highest three-day opening weekend for a Universal film in China. Oblivion's opening in China is bigger than Tron: Legacy and Total Recall and on par with Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
The Croods added another $11 million this weekend, pushing its total to $47.1 million in China. The pre-historic flick has now passed The Smurfs to become Hollywood's biggest non-franchise animated title in China. The Croods is also 3rd highest grossing animated title of all-time in the market, ranking behind Kung Fu Panda 2 ($95 million) and Ice Age: Continental Drift ($79.2 million).
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