China Box Office: ‘Spider-Verse’ Shoots to Opening Weekend Victory

Variety | 12/24/2018 | Becky Davis
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“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” flew to the top of China’s box office this weekend earning $26 million. That marked the fourth largest opening of all time for an animated Hollywood film in the Middle Kingdom.

It also marked the best opening of the year for a foreign animated feature. The figure beat earlier studio projections of $17.5 million for the three-day weekend.

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Though already in its third weekend, “Aquaman” stayed a close second in China with a three-day intake of $23.4 million. Now boasting a cumulative gross of $233 million, the undersea epic is now one of Warner Brothers’ most profitable titles ever in the country.

The two sailed high above three other local films that all opened Friday. Supernatural slapstick local comedy “Airpocalypse” came in third with $12.3 million, trailed by Chinese historical martial arts flick “Kung Fu Monster” with $7.53 million. “Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy” opened with $6.03 million in its opening weekend.

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The late Hayao Miyazaki’s 30-year-old classic “My Neighbor Totoro” came in sixth, with a $3.17 million intake that bumped its ten-day gross to $20.0 million. It was followed by...
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