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'Apes' climbs back to top of China box office, nears $100 million
'Apes' climbs back to top of China box office, nears $100 million

After briefly being muscled out of the No. 1 position at the mainland China box office by Schwarzenegger and Stallone, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” reclaimed the No. 1 position last week and will soon cross the $100-million mark in the territory. “Apes” took in $21.8 million in the seven days ending Sunday, film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway reported, bringing the 20thCentury Fox film’s cumulative gross to nearly $96.5 million. Four of the week’s top-five films were U.S. imports. After taking the box-office crown in the first week of September, “The Expendables 3” dropped to second place last week, with about $20.5...

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