China Box Office: 'Interstellar' Nears $100 Million; 'Fury' Opens in Fourth Place

DreamWorks Animation's 'Penguins of Madagascar' ranked second for the latest week

Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar edged closer to the $100 million mark in the world's second-biggest film market, taking $41.45 million in its first full week of release in China. As reported, the film brought in more than $30 million in China over the weekend alone.

Chinese research firm Entgroup put the film's cume after the weekend at $84.6 million, while Warner has reported a cume of $82.7 million. The movie notched up 187,932 screenings and 7 million admissions during the week. Interstellar has been playing in China for less than two weeks.

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DreamWorks Animation's Penguins of Madagascar took in another $12.5 million to bring its total to $24 million after 10 days in China.

Roy Chow's Rise of the Legend made $12 million in its opening weekend to come in third, followed in fourth place by Brad Pitt's Fury, which opened with $7.1 million in the first three days of its run in China.

In fifth place, Johnnie To's romantic comedy Don't Go Breaking My Heart took another $6.99 million for a total of $29.94 million. And in sixth place, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned another $1.7 million to bring its cume in China to $62.13 million.

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