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China Box Office: Jet Li’s ‘League’ Tops ‘Skiptrace’ to Win Weekend

“League of Gods,” a Chinese fantasy action film with lavish special effects and lashings of stars, took the top spot at the Chinese box office over the weekend. But its performance was earthbound, rather than heavenly.

Starring Jet Li, Fan Bingbing, Angelababy and Louis Koo, “League” scored $30.5 million in its opening three day run. That was comfortably enough ahead of Jackie Chan-starring holdover “Skiptrace.”

“League” held top spot on each day, with an $11.6 million opening day. But its score declined thereafter and and its lead over “Skiptrace” narrowed. “League” played on a massive 70,000 screenings per day, compared with roughly 47,000 for “Shiptrace,” giving the Chan adventure a superior per screen average.

“Skiptrace” added $20.5 million. Its cumulative total after 11 days stands at $109 million.

A distant third place was held by “Legend of Tarzan” with $5.52 million for the weekend. After 13 days it stands on $41.3 million.

Chinese animation “Shen Mi Shi Jie Li Xian Ji 3” was the second placed new opener. It managed $5.30 million for the weekend.

Japanese cartoon, “Doraemon Nonita and the Biorth of Japan,” picked up $2.39 million. After 10 days it has picked $14.5 million.

Other weekend places went to “”Girl of the Big House” ($1.65 million,) “Cold War 2” ($1.20 million,) “Big Fish & Begonia” ($!.15 million,) “A Busy Night” ($1.01 million) and “Sweet 16” with $640,000.

 

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