Box Office Report: 'Titanic 3D' Launches to Record Numbers in China

11:49 AM PST 04/11/2012 by Pamela McClintock

The rerelease opens to $11.6 million on Tuesday, the second biggest opening day ever after the $15 million earned by "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."

James Cameron's 3D rerelease of Titanic is making big waves in China.

The film opened on Tuesday to a stunning $11.6 million -- the second-biggest opening day ever in China's after the $15 million earned by Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon in summer 2011. That film went on to earn $145.5 million in China to become the top-grossing film of all time there.

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Imax theaters turned in big numbers for 20th Century Fox, which is handling international duties (Paramount has domestic). The 64 Imax locations playing Titanic 3D took in $1 million, tied with the giant-screen exhibitor's first-day take for Dark of the Moon.

All told, Titanic 3D is playing 2,400 3D screens in China.

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