Chan pic topples ‘Departed’ in H.K.

Scorsese film brings in $497,547 opening weekend

This article was updated on Oct. 7, 2006.

HONG KONG — Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed,” Hollywood’s take on Hong Kong triad trilogy “Infernal Affairs,” lost out to Jackie Chan’s “Rob-B-Hood” in Hong Kong.

Chan pic’s second-weekend box office taking was $625,769. Cumulative box office as of Sunday for 10 days was almost $2.2 million in Hong Kong and more than $6.3 million in China.

“Rob-B-Hood” has dominated the box office since it opened Sept. 29.

The Scorsese gangster pic, starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, brought in $497,547 on 38 screens over three days on its opening weekend.

Media Asia, which produced “Infernal Affairs,” didn’t have figures for “Departed” in Taiwan due to a long public holiday. China preem hasn’t yet been arranged for the pic.

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