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'Time Raiders' dominates China's box office

“Time Raiders,” a grave-robbing action-adventure film, grabbed the top spot at the Chinese box office last week, earning $72 million from Friday to Sunday.

Based on a popular online novel by Xu Lei, “Time Raiders,” directed by Daniel Lee, was produced by Shanghai Film Group and Le Vision Pictures.

The supernatural film far outpaced Universal Pictures’ “Secret Life of Pets,” which came in second for the seven days ending Sunday with about $29.4 million, according to data from film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway. “Pets” opened on Tuesday.

In third place for the week was the Jackie Chan-Johnny Knoxville action-comedy “Skiptrace,” which has earned $128 million since July 21. The movie earned another $17.3 million in the seven days ending Sunday.

Rounding out the top five were the newcomer local romance “Sweet Sixteen” which earned $13.6 million, and the holdover “League of Gods,” which took in $11.6 million, bringing its total earnings to $42.3 million.

 

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