'Furious 7' tops $370 million in China, far exceeding domestic gross

'Furious 7' surpasses $370 million in China, beating the $330 million it has grossed in North America

“Furious 7” added another $45.5 million to its haul in China last week, bringing its cumulative box office on the mainland to nearly $371 million. 

"Furious 7" has pulled in about $330 million in the U.S. and Canada. The Universal Pictures film last month became the top-grossing movie ever in China, surpassing “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” and has sat atop the box office charts for four consecutive weeks.

It did not face competition last week on the mainland from “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which is not due to open here until May 12. 

In second place for the seven days ending Sunday was the Chinese homegrown romance “Silent Separation,” costarring Huang Xiaoming and Mini Yang, with $38.7 million, according to figures from film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway.

Another domestic book adaptation, “The Left Ear,” came in a close third with $32.9 million, Artisan said.

In fourth place with about $21 million was the Hong Kong crime fantasy “Helios” and rounding out the top five was DreamWorks Animation’s “Home,” which took in another $13.4 million, bringing its gross since its April 24 release to $21.6 million.

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