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Led by 'Mechanic: Resurrection,' U.S. thrillers end Asian movies' streak atop China's box office

Led by 'Mechanic: Resurrection,' U.S. thrillers end Asian movies' streak atop China's box office

American thrillers elbowed out Asian competitors here last week, with a U.S. flop topping China’s box office. 

“Mechanic: Resurrection,” the Chartoff-Winkler Productions suspense sequel to “Mechanic,” pulled in $19.1 million for the No. 1 spot. The crime film stars Jason Statham as a retired assassin forced to return to work to save the kidnapped woman he loves, played by Jessica Alba. The movie has grossed $44 million since it opened Oct. 21, according to film industry consulting firm Artisan...

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