CHINA: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Nears $40M, 'Switch' Debuts with $8M Opening Day
on June 14, 2013
Another weekend at the top of the Chinese box office helped Star Trek Into Darkness launch well above the performance of its predecessor in the global box office. The sci-fi sequel raked in $12.73 million last week, its second in release, to reach a robust $38.77 million total. It's a considerably better showing than Tom Cruise's Oblivion, which placed ninth after a month in release with a $23.86 million cume.
Star Trek Into Darkness has grossed $176.4 million overseas, close to $50 million above the previous entry's final tally. The film is scheduled to debut in France, Italy, Brazil, Switzerland, and Israel this weekend. The support from the Chinese audience has done its part in helping expand the Star Trek brand globally, but the film will need strong performances from France, Italy, and Brazil to break the $200 million mark. It won't be an impossible task, specially if the China grosses hold before the June 20th release of Man of Steel.
The explosive debut of Switch, the domestic action blockbuster starring Andy Lau and Zhang Jingchu, took in $8.01 million in its first day in release. The film will likely thrive in coming weeks, squaring off against Hollywood's Man of Steel in a couple of weeks.
Box Office Results for China. Week Ending on June 11, 2013.
Box Office data couresty of Entgroup
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