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China Box Office: ‘Non-Stop’ Wins Weekend, ‘Apes’ Swings the Week

HONG KONG – Six films finished the Sept. 15-21 week with box office scores separated by only $2 million. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” kept its nose just ahead.

Over the more strictly defined three day Sept. 19-21 weekend, it was six month old Liam Neeson-starring actioner “Non-Stop” which took top honors.

“Apes” added $8.44 million to lift its 24 day cumulative score to $111 million. In second place over the week, “The Expendables 3” added $7.72 million for a 21 day score of $69.6 million.

The three day score of $7.28 million by opener “Non-Stop” was enough for third place over the week.

Fourth slot belonged to “Into the Storm,” which added $7.21 million for a 10 day cumulative of $14.8 million. Fifth was Chinese romance “But Always,” with $6.41 million, for a total of $34.3 million after 17 days.

Sixth place on the week – and second place over the weekend — was taken by Chinese war-time thriller “One Step Away” with $6.31 million in three days.

The week’s other opener was South Korean thriller “Cold Eyes,” which earned $1.23 million in six days and took eighth place.

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