The road-trip comedy "Breakup Buddies" drove off with nearly $50 million at the Chinese box office last week, bringing its cumulative haul to more than $153 million after less than two weeks in theaters. The movie is now the third-highest-grossing film of the year in mainland China.
"Buddies'" tally puts it behind this year's other smash hits, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" ($303.4 million) and "The Monkey King" ($171.5 million), according to figures from industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway.
Meanwhile, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" opened to $30 million.
In third place was "Dearest," which took in nearly $12 million. Peter Ho-Sun Chan's melodramatic tale of a child abduction is now approaching $50 million in receipts.