ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ENVELOPE COMPANY TOWN

'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.

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
Related Content
  • In China, foreign film junkets take on a funny flavor
    In China, foreign film junkets take on a funny flavor

    Compared with many other Hollywood A-listers, Hugh Jackman is an old China hand. The Aussie actor has had a string of hits on the mainland in recent years, including "Real Steel," "Les Miserables" and "Wolverine." And Uncle Wolf — as Jackman is known to fans here — even sang in...

  • Al Sharpton on Sony's Amy Pascal: 'Jury is still out'
    Al Sharpton on Sony's Amy Pascal: 'Jury is still out'

    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Thursday said that "the jury is still out on where we go” with embattled Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal, who came under pressure after a cyberattack exposed her racially tinged email exchanges with a Hollywood producer. 

Comments
Loading