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Hollywood movies dominated the Hong Kong box office in the first half of the year, accounting for more than eight of the top ten titles.

For the January to end of June period overall box office increased by 3% to US$132 million (HK$1.02 billion.) That is up from US$127 million (HK$985 million) in the equivalent first semester, according to data from Hong Kong Box Office, a service operated by Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association Hong Kong Theatres Association.

Top of the heap was “Captain America: Civil War” with a massive US$14.4 million (HK$113 million,) ahead of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” on US$8.03 million (HK$62.2 million) and “Deadpool” on US$7.48 million (HK$58.0 million.)

The top-ranked film considered as a local film by HKBO was the Stephen Chow-directed “The Mermaid,” with US$7.12 million (HK$55.2 million) grossed in Hong Kong. The film was released in mainland China at Chinese New Year in February and ran away with the all time record of RMB3.39 billion or US$510 million at current exchange rates.

They were followed by “Zootopia,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Now You See Me 2,” Good Dinosaur,” and “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

The U.S.-Chinese co-production “Kung Fu Panda 3” took tenth place at the half year with a score of US$3.24 million (HK$25.1 million.)