Despite a nearly two-month delay, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” finally opened in China, raking in a staggering $70.7 million and pushing
It was the highest-grossing "Spider-Man" movie opening in China, according to the film consulting company Artisan Gateway.
Directed by Jon Watts and starring
The film is expected to surpass the series' previous release -- "The Amazing Spider Man 2" -- which grossed more than $90 million in 2014 in China.
The previous week's chart-topper, Warner Bros.' acclaimed World War II rescue tale "Dunkirk," lost some steam and slid to a distant second, adding only $16.9 million to bring its 10-day total to $47.3 million.
The Chinese patriotic action film "Wolf Warriors 2" stayed in third place with $8.5 million, extending its record-breaking haul to $865.2 million.
The Japanese animation film "A Silent Voice" landed in fourth, debuting with $5.1 million in its first three days in theaters. It is the second Japanese import to be released in China in the past two weeks.