Chinese Box Office: "Jurassic Park 3D" Roars to $50M, "Pacific Rim" Ends With $112M

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The 3D re-release of Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” topped the chart again in China with another $17M, upping its total to a gigantic $50M. That’s better than the $45M it chomped up from the U.S. back in April. At its current rate, it has a chance to get into the $70M range, which would make it the third highest grossing American film in that region this year. That’s pretty damn good for a re-release.

In second place with $15.3M is Pixar’s “Monsters University.” Its total is a stellar $29M after ten days. It’s already, by far, the best performing Pixar film in that region. For some reason, the Chinese audience just didn’t get Pixar. Until now, that is.

Teen romance “The Stolen Years” debuted with a solid $10.4M, continuing the recent trend of locally produced romantic hits.

“Fake Fiction,” starring “Lost in Thailand”’s Zheng Xu, placed fourth with $4.8M. It’s total is a mediocre $10.4M after ten days.

In fifth and sixth are a pair of American debuts. “The Impossible” took in $4.7M after four days. Since it only pulled in $19M total in the U.S., that’s not bad. I can’t say the same about “The Great Gatsby”’s $4.4M though. That’s pretty weak, considering it grossed $145M at home.

Rounding out the top ten are Dante Lam’s MMA drama “Unbeatable” (Nick Cheung, Eddie Peng) with $2.2M ($18.5M total); Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” with $1.7M ($112M total); “A Moment of Love” with $0.8M ($1.7M total); and “I Am Director” debuted with $0.6M.

Looks like “Pacific Rim” will finish its run in China with a monstrous $112M, the second best Hollywood performer of the year so far behind “Iron Man 3” ($121M).

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