Heartthrob stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt helped Sony’s romantic space adventure “Passengers” dominate China’s box office last week, in the run-up to the Lunar New Year holiday, when vacationers flood theaters.
The pair are popular in China, and the film added $17.1 million to its gross of $34.5 million since opening Jan. 13, according to film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway.
A domestic romantic comedy, “Some Like It Hot,” struggled to catch up. The film racked up $12.8 million, dropping nearly 40% from the previous week. Its 24-day ticket sales totaled $82.7 million.
Disney’s sci-fi film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” earned $8.7 million, bringing its...