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Chinese movie ‘The Wandering Earth’ tops global box office

/ 08:34 PM February 11, 2019
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Image: courtesy of CMC Pictures via AFP Relaxnews

Chinese cinema rides high at the global box office this week with two science-fiction films, “The Wandering Earth” and “Crazy Alien”, taking first and second place respectively. They are followed by “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”.

Frant Gwo’s science-fiction movie, “The Wandering Earth” jumps straight in to number one at the global box office, grossing over $172 million worldwide. The film’s success is partly due to its release in China, Feb. 5, also marking Chinese New Year 2019.

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Also proving popular with Chinese audiences, “Crazy Alien” grossed just over $77 million during its opening weekend. The movie does not yet have a United States release date.

The second big-screen “Lego” adventure, the “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”, sits in third at the worldwide box office. The animated picture directed by Mike Mitchell, grossed over $53 million during its first weekend in theaters. The first “Lego” movie, released in 2014, grossed over $469 million worldwide.

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Last week’s box-office leader, “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” drops to fifth place, nevertheless adding just over $38 million to its global grosses.

Here’s the global box office top 10:

1. The Wandering Earth – $172.7 million

2. Crazy Alien – $77.7 million

3. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – $53.1 million

4. Pegasus – $52.4 million

5. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $38.2 million

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6. Alita: Battle Angel – $32.0 million

7. Boonie Bears: Blast Into The Past – $27.8 million

8. What Men Want – $19.0 million

9. Extreme Job – $18.2 million

10. Green Book – $15.0 million
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