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Jackie Chan caper 'Kung Fu Yoga' tops China's box office during New Year holiday

Jackie Chan caper 'Kung Fu Yoga' tops China's box office during New Year holiday

Domestic films swept China’s box office during last week's Chinese New Year holiday, as state film regulators temporarily banned imported films to give domestic movies more room to cash in. 

The Jackie Chan action caper “Kung Fu Yoga” fared best last week, with $140.4 million in ticket sales, according to film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway. The film totaled $179.5 million in 10 days, making it Jackie Chan’s highest-grossing film in China’s market. 

The action comedy didn’t open with a bang in the beginning of the weeklong Chinese New Year holiday, starting Jan 27 — it only brought in $39.1 million during its first two days — but its fortunes rose...

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