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'Expendables 3' tops China box office; 'Apes' a strong second
'Expendables 3' tops China box office; 'Apes' a strong second

Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the other aging action stars of “The Expendables 3” topped the box office in mainland China last week, hauling in $36.5 million in the film’s first seven days of release.  The Millennium Films actioner, which hit screens here on Sept. 1, is doing better business in China than it did in the U.S. and Canada. The third installment in the series has only grossed about $36.7 million since arriving in American theaters in mid-August. In just seven days in Chinese cinemas, “Expendables 3” has earned more than the original movie took in during its entire run in China, $35.9 million, figures from film industry...