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Chinese movies cement control of China box office

Chinese movies cement control of China box office

Chinese films nearly swept the country’s box office last week, after getting sidelined earlier this month by American blockbusters.

The Chinese-Hong Kong fantasy saga “A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three” topped the list for the second week in a row, according to film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway.

Directed by Jeffrey Lau and produced by Chunqiu Shidai, the movie loosely follows the epic Chinese novel “Journey to the West.” It dropped to $13.3 million after mixed reviews and a previous opening week of $37.7 million, which included a two-day holiday for China’s Mid-Autumn Festival.

The Hong Kong action-thriller “Z...

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