"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" ruled the mainland Chinese box office last week, swinging to $44.8 million in its first weekend of release and notching the second-biggest opening of any imported film this year behind only "Transformers: Age of Extinction."
Despite opening seven weeks after its stateside debut, "Apes" has already blown past the previous installment of the
In second place in the seven days ending Sunday was "The Four 3," a martial arts film from
The No. 4 spot went to the Hong Kong real estate comedy "Temporary Family," with $6.9 million, while "Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants" rounded out the top five with nearly $2.4 million.
Year to date, mainland China's box-office total stands at nearly $3.23 billion, according to Artisan Gateway.