CHINA: 'Despicable Me 2' Keeps #1 asAnimated Releases Battle for Box Office Crown
on January 23, 2014
Despicable Me 2 held on to the top spot in China in its first full week with a commanding $18.39 million hold. The animated sequel registered 3,021,241 admissions from 142,850 showings to reach a $33.92 million cume in the market.
Despicable Me 2 needed all the support it could get as it faced off against domestic animated release Boonie Bears over the weekend. The Bears claimed $16.2 million from the weekend and will count on the momentum to overtake the Minions in weekly grosses by next week. Another animated release, Meet the Pegasus, took a $7.45 million debut to finish its opening weekend in fourth place.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit was the top live action film in release after taking a $9.55 million opening weekend. Jack Ryan's 64,892 showings brought in 1,761,180 admissions over the weekend.
Ender's Game slid down to the mid-table spots with a $6.44 million hold in its second week. Ender has grossed a total of $17.47 million in China, not exactly a disappointment but far from the numbers it needed to change its box office woes around the world.
Jackie Chan's Police Story 2013 finished its fourth week with a $3.48 million take and reached $84.7 million. Personal Tailor capped its first full month of release with a $2.12 million hold to reach a $114.68 million cume.
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Data courtesy of Entgroup.
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