China box office: record-breaking 'Aquaman' adds $93m, overtakes 'Justice League'

Screen | 12/17/2018 | Staff
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While the week of Dec 10-16 recorded a slight week-on-week drop of 2.4%, the Chinese box office inched closer to the groundbreaking milestone of RMB60bn ($8.72bn) as long as it could deliver another $218m within the next 15 days before the year closes.

Warner Bro’s Aquaman maintained a solid momentum in its second week and easily topped again with $93.1m, accounting for more than 70% of the week’s total box office. Its 10-day total of $186.2m has made it the fifth biggest foreign film and the 13th overall of 2018. It has also surpassed Justice League to become the biggest DC superhero film in China.

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