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China Box Office: ‘Jungle Book’ Holds Ahead of ‘Huntsman,’ ‘Sassy Girl’

A host of new releases this weekend failed to make any impact on “The Jungle Book”’s comfortable lead at the top of the Chinese box office. “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” opened in third spot with a $10.3 million take that was roughly half the size of its debut in North America.

In a slow weekend, “The Jungle Book” topped the chart on every day of the session. It had a narrow lead on Friday, but doubled that score on Saturday and Sunday, confirming its appeal to family audiences. That gave it a $29.8 million weekend and an $99.5 million cumulative after 10 days, according to data from Ent Group.

Youth skewing romantic drama “Yesterday Once More” came second throughout and finished the weekend with $14.7 million after three days.

“My New Sassy Girl,” a Chinese-Korean sequel to decade old Korean hit “My Sassy Girl” was a disappointment. It attracted only $3.81 million in three days.

Hong Kong-produced comedy, “Buddy Cops” arrested only $2.07 million for fifth place in its opening weekend.

“London Has Fallen” earned $1.45 million in its third weekend, advancing its 17 day total to $50.9 million.

Japanese drama. “Flying Colors” earned $630,000 in seventh place, moving its cumulative score to $5.2 million after 11 days.

Opening in eighth place was Chinese-made romance “Insomnia Lover” with a score of $300,000.

Chinese action comedy “Chongqing Hotpot” added $260,000 in ninth spot, expanding its cumulative to $56.9 million after 24 days.

Tenth was Chinese animation “Ma Xiaole And His Toys.” It played with $200,000 in previews ahead of a full release on April 30.

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