Universal Pictures' "The Fate of the Furious" continues to put up huge numbers at the Chinese box office, grossing $54.3 million last weekend after a strong opening run.
After grossing $190 million in its mid-April opening weekend,
The movie surpassed director
"The Fate of the Furious" also became the fourth Hollywood film this year to fare better in China than the U.S. The others were "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" and "A Dog's Purpose."
Sony's "Smurfs: The Lost Village" came in a distant second last weekend, earning $11.1 million. Many Chinese film-goers are familiar with the "Blue Elves," as they are known in the country. The Smurfs animated series was among the few Western shows allowed to enter China in the early 1980s.
The romantic comedy "A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella" — starring Stephen Chow and re-released by The Xi'an Film Studio — grossed $8 million last week, dropping from the No. 2 spot in the previous week to fourth.
The action/adventure film "The Blood Hound," produced by Western Movie Group, ranked fifth, grossing $1.8 million in three days.