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China Box Office: ‘Big Hero’ Holds as ‘Jupiter’ Rises

Big Hero 6” held on to its lead at the top of the China box office with a 7-day score of $22.7 million, down from $29.9 million the previous week. Its cumulative 16-day score stands at $66.3 million.

Jupiter Ascending” ascended – from third place to second. The film, which disappointed with $45.9 million in North America, enjoyed $16.9 million in China, for a 10-day China gross of $40.3 million, according to box office tracker Entgroup.

“Jupiter” swapped places with “The Man From Macau II” (aka “From Vegas to Macau II”), which dropped to third as its gross dropped 60% to $10.8 million. The Chow Yun-fat-starring gambling comedy is the top title among the eight released on the first released in mid-February on the first day of Chinese New Year. Its total after 25 days is $151 million.

Wolf Totem” held on to an unchanged fourth place with $7.64 million on the week, putting comfortably over $100 million, with a 25-day total of $107 million.

In its second frame, “Paddington” added $5.5 million, giving an 11 day total of $13.0 million.

Dragon Blade,” the action adventure starring Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody and John Cusack, took a 75% tumble with a box office of $3.35 million as it slipped from fifth to sixth place. It stands as the number two Chinese New Year film with a cumulative score of $117 million.

Local comedy “The Right Mistake” climbed one place, but saw its weekly score drop to just $1.96 million.

The week’s top opener, in eighth place, was local thriller “Nowhere To Run” with a three day score of $1.88 million.

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