CHINA: 'Iron Man 3' Excels, 'Oblivion' Survives, 'Django Unchained' Flops
on May 14, 2013
Iron Man 3 scored another big week in China despite the high-profile openings of Oblivion and Django Unchained. Robust box office numbers for other current releases like So Young, the domestic record-breaking drama, and surprising crowd favorites The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, meant that the packed release schedule will produce disappointing numbers for at least one of the big Hollywood films.
Oblivion came out alive in third place, grossing $9.24 million behind runaway hits So Young ($23.04M) and Iron Man 3 ($32.72M). The Tom Cruise film won't hit the blockbuster numbers of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, but should be happy with its performance considering the heavy blow sustained by Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. The Blaxploitation Western only grossed $600,000 after its May 12 release and can be counted as the latest victim of China's stringent policies for importing films.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation saw its run stall five weeks into release but will have few complaints since it has already grossed $53.8 million in China. The Croods was the week's other Hollywood survivor, grossing $8.62 million in its fourth week to reach a $45.04 million cume in China.
Weekly Box Office Results for China.
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