Chinese B.O. battle

'Kong,' 'Fearless' vie for China's top spot

BEIJING — Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” went head to head with Ronny Yu’s Jet Li starrer “Fearless” in China in the first three months of this year, with both passing the 100 million yuan ($12.5 million) B.O. milestone.

The films remain neck and neck with $12.7 million apiece.

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” performed well in the quarter, registering a boffo $7.4 million by April 9, a month into its release.

According to data from industry sources, foreign pics performed strongly in the first quarter, with “Transporter 2,” which bowed Feb. 14, registering a speedy $3.7 million by the end of March. Another Gallic pic, the Jean Reno starrer “L’Empire des loups,” made $2 million by April 9.

Wong Jing’s “My Kung Fu Sweetheart,” which preemed in January, grossed $2.25 million by the end of March.

Other movies performing well in the first three months were helmer Gary Chapman’s toon “Valiant” ($1.25 million), Samson Chiu’s “McDull, the Alumni” ($1.1 million) and Wai Ka Fai’s “Shopaholics” ($625,000).

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