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'Interstellar' blasts past 'Penguins,' 'Turtles' at Chinese box office

'Interstellar' blasts past 'Penguins,' 'Turtles' at Chinese box office

“Interstellar” rocketed to the top of the Chinese box office last week, taking in nearly $44.2 million in its first five days in theaters. Christopher Nolan’s space epic opened last week and raced ahead of both “Penguins of Madagascar,” which opened Friday, and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which sat atop the box office the previous week, data from film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway showed. In its first five days, Warner Bros.’ “Interstellar” was slightly outpacing Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity,” which did strong business in China last year and finished its run on the mainland with $71.5 million,...

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