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Martial arts fantasy rules China's box office

English.news.cn   2014-08-12 15:34:01

BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- "The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom," a domestic martial arts fantasy, grossed 123 million yuan (about 20 million US dollars) to lead China's box office in the week ending Aug. 10.

"Brick Mansions," an action movie starring late actor Paul Walker, came in second by earning 84.7 million yuan in the week, according to a report by China Film News on Tuesday.

Not far behind was "The Continent," a romantic comedy by writer-turned-director Han Han, which took in 79 million yuan. The work, which is Han's directorial debut, has grossed a total of 597.8 million yuan since its debut on July 24.

Fourth place was taken by "Girls," a romantic drama directed by Hong Kong director Barbara Wong, known for her bold interpretation of sex and relationships from a female perspective. It pulled in 69.6 million yuan in the week.

Rounding up the top five list was "The Legend of Qin," an adventure fantasy that debuted on Aug. 8 , with 37.8 million yuan, according to the report.

Editor: Fu Peng
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