On its third day of release in China, “Mechanic: Resurrection” unseated a Chinese action film for the top spot at the box office.
The crime thriller stars Jason Statham as an assassin chasing a man who kidnaps his paramour, played by Jessica Alba. In order to save her, he must complete a series of risky murder operations around the world.
A sequel to the 2011 “Mechanic,” “Mechanic: Resurrection” flopped at the North American box office but has grossed $24.9 million in China since Oct. 21, according to the film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway.
The movie’s success comes after a month of Chinese films dominating at the...