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China Box Office: ‘Kingsman’ Dominates With $39 Million Opening

Kingsman: The Golden Circle
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As the only significant new release, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” opened strongly on top of the China box office. It enjoyed a 54% market share.

“Golden Circle” played some 100,000 screenings per day and scooped $39 million according to data from Ent Group. Fox reported that as $40.3 million, and as a score 73% better than the first “Kingsman” film “The Secret Service.” IMAX reported that it scored $3.5 million of the China total on its screens.

In second place, holdover, “Never Say Die” added a further $14.4 million in its fourth week. It has now accumulated $308 million after 23 days.

Thai thriller, “Bad Genius” was third earning $7.61 million in its second week. It has $32.9 million in China after 10 days.

“City of Rock” played on in fourth place. It scored $3.7 million in its fourth week, for a cumulative of $62.1 million after 24 days.

“Chasing the Dragon” held on in fifth. It managed $2.35 million for a cumulative of $83.5 after 23 days.

European animation “The Son of Bigfoot” played strongly on Saturday and Sunday and took $1.92 million. After 9 days on release, it has $4.61 million.

Chinese romance, “Hold Your Hands” earned $1.9 million, for a total of $8.14 million after 10 days. “The Foreigner,” with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, earned $860,000 for a cumulative of $80 million after 23 days. Multinational drama, “Where Time Has Gone” opened in ninth place with $520,000. Chinese comedy drama, “Yang and His Summer” opened in tenth spot with just $340,000.