Matt Damon’s ‘The Martian’ Set for China Release on Nov. 25

Matt Damon’s “The Martian” has been set for a Nov. 25 opening date in China — five days after the launch of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2.”

Fox confirmed the release date Thursday. Ridley Scott’s space epic has been a major success domestically with more than $140 million and another $180 million in international markets, led by $26 million in the U.K. and $22 million in South Korea.

The Martian” should see solid performance in the booming Chinese market. The Chinese space agency plays a key role in the movie in helping to rescue Damon’s astronaut character, Christopher Nolan’s space travel tentpole “Interstellar” took in $122 million for Warner Bros. in China — by far the best total of any international market.

In a separate announcement Thursday, Fox and Imax announced that “The Martian” would receive a  limited-time engagement in Imax 3D theaters in the U.S., China and across other select international markets. The domestic run is set for one week beginning Oct. 30.

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