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

'Interstellar' (2014)

Nolan's space epic stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as two of the astronauts and also features Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck and Michael Caine. Read THR's Interstellar roundtable with Nolan and his stars here.

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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