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‘Guardians’ Claims China Box Office Crown

Guardians of the Galaxy 2” leaped to the top of the Chinese box office in its second week on release. It flew to a $38 million week and a ten day cumulative score of $69.0 million.

The previous week “Guardians” charted only in second place behind local comedy phenomenon “Breakup Buddies,” but it won the weekend, setting it up for this week’s success.

Breakup Buddies,” directed by Ning Hao, added $20 million in its third frame, amassing a cumulative score of $172 million after 20 days, according to local box office tracking service Ent Group.

Peter Chan Ho-sun’s child kidnapping drama “Dearest” held on to third place and added $4.83 million in its fourth week, taking it to a cumulative $52.7 million after 25 days.

“Ice Age: The Meltdown” was the highest placed new release, but managed only fourth place and a score of $4.33 million after 7 days.

“Café. Waiting. Love,” a Taiwan drama written and produced by novelist-turned-director Giddens Ko, whose books were recently banned in China, charted in seventh spot with a score of $1.14 million. Both new releases are handled by China Film Group.

Chinese horror “Double Exposure” charted in ninth spot with a 3 day gross of $540,000, while Chinese music drama “The Blue Bone,” charted in tenth and scored $410,000.

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