‘Star Wars’ holds top spot at China box office, hits $100 million
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” earned $44 million last week at the Chinese box office, topping the charts for a second straight week, film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway said Tuesday.
Data from China’s official box-office website showed the film, which opened in China on Jan. 9, just crossing the $100-million mark as of Monday evening.
Worldwide, the seventh film in the “Star Wars” franchise has earned more than $1.86 billion.
“Detective Chinatown” from director Chen Sicheng continued its strong showing. The Wanda Pictures release crossed the $100-million mark last week and had taken in $111.7 million through Sunday.
Rounding out the top five was the Summit Entertainment film “The Last Witch Hunter,” which earned $9.5 million Friday through Sunday.
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