'Spider-Man 2' keeps swinging in China with nearly $80 million

'Spider-Man 2' is powerful in China, bringing in nearly $80 million

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is swinging high in China, taking in another $24.1 million in the week that ended Sunday and bringing its total to $79.8 million in the territory.

That haul makes the Sony Pictures release the second-highest grossing foreign film in China this year, behind only "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," figures from industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway show.

Taking the No. 2 spot last week was "Coming Home," director Zhang Yimou's highly anticipated reunion with actress Gong Li. The post-Cultural Revolution drama, which is screening out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival this week, earned $13.4 million in its first weekend.

In third and fourth place were two homegrown pictures, "The Great Hypnotist" ($7.2 million) and "My Old Classmate" ($6.3 million). The latter film, a love story directed by Frant Gwo, has performed strongly, grossing almost $71 million to date.

Rounding out the Top 5 was Lionsgate's "Redemption" with Jason Statham (the film is playing here under the title "Hummingbird"). The movie took in almost $2.3 million for the week, bringing its total to about $4.8 million.

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