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China Box Office: ‘Never Say Die’ Races to $220 Million


Patrick Frater writes: Chinese sports comedy, “Never Say Die” pulled ahead of the chasing pack in its second week of release. But chart places stayed largely the same as the previous weekend, reflecting the week-long holidays and a lack of new releases.

“Never Say Die” earned a strong $64.4 million in its second weekend, according to data from Ent Group. That compares with $46.6 million in its opening two-day session a week earlier. After 9 days on release it has earned a cumulative $220 million.

“Chasing the Dragon” moved up to second place, overtaking “The Foreigner.” Martial arts action drama, “Chasing” beat its way to $17.1 million, up from $14 million in its two-day first weekend. That helped it to a cumulative $59.8 million after 9 days.

Jackie Chan- and Pierce Brosnan-starring “The Foreigner” took $15.3 million over the weekend. That compared with $22.1 million in its previous weekend. Its cumulative stands at $66.9 million after 9 days.

Music comedy, “City of Rock” played on, with $12.2 million good enough for fourth place. After 10 days on release it has $38.7 million. Air force action movie, “Sky Hunter” managed $10.6 million for fifth place. Over 10 days it has accumulated $37.8 million … (read more)

via Variety

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