CHINA: 'Thor: The Dark World' Continues to Smash the Competition, Reaches $46.3M
on November 19, 2013
Thor: The Dark World had a strong hold-over week in China, its first full week of release, finishing the week with a $24.93 million take. The film has now grossed a total of $46.25 million in the world’s second-biggest box office. The Thor sequel’s strong outing helped it surpass the $40.61 million earned by The Wolverine in China. China is the biggest overseas market for Thor: The Dark World, followed by Russia ($31.6M), the U.K. ($27.4M), and Brazil ($20.9M).
It only took Escape Plan two weeks in China to outgross its North American total. The Stallone/Schwarzenegger vehicle took in $13.25 million in its second week of release, reaching a $34.26 million cume and surpassing the film’s $24.1 million haul from North America. Escape Plan has now grossed a total of $78.6 million overseas with China responsible for 43% of that figure.
Red 2 enjoyed a $5.85 million debut in its first weekend in China. The action sequel featuring an all-star cast of veteran actors benefitted from its Chinese release to bump the film’s overseas cume to $83.9 million. The sequel is still a distance away from the original’s $103 million overseas haul and is unlikely to match it with only one major market, Japan, left in its release. The top overseas markets for Red 2 are South korea ($19.3M), Russia ($7.7M), and France ($5.4M).
Russia’s Stalingrad fell to the bottom half of the table with a $450K take in its third week. The WWII film has grossed a total of $11.52 million in China.
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