"X-Men: Days of Future Past" scored big in China last week, pulling in almost $38 million in its first three days of release -- the best opening weekend for any Hollywood film so far in 2014.
For the week ending Sunday, "X-Men" took the top spot at the box office, data from industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway showed. Its haul was nearly double that of the No. 2 film, "Coming Home," renown director Zhang Yimou's tale of a family trying to put itself back together again after the Cultural Revolution. The movie made $20 million during the week, bringing its cumulative take to nearly $33.9 million.
20th Century Fox worked hard to promote "X-Men" in China, bringing stars Hugh Jackman and Peter Dinklage to Beijing for a press tour. Chinese actress Fan Bingbing also has a small part in the film.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" continued to ensnare moviegoers in its web, earning almost $10.9 million for the week. The Sony Pictures film has grossed a total of $90.6 million in China so far, Artisan said.