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Chinese sci-fi film ‘The Wandering Earth’ sees off competition at global box office

/ 11:45 PM February 18, 2019
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Image: courtesy of CMC Pictures via AFP Relaxnews

There’s not much change in this week’s global box office top three. Chinese sci-fi movie “The Wandering Earth” holds on to the number one spot, while “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is a non-mover in third. “Crazy Alien” drops from second place to fourth this week, making way for “Alita: Battle Angel” to enter in second.

The Chinese film, “The Wandering Earth” is the global box-office leader for the second consecutive week. The futuristic feature added over $96 million to its global grosses from just three territories. Despite taking less than last week, “The Wandering Earth” still totals over $609 million worldwide.

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Eagerly awaited by fans of the “Gunnm” manga, its big-screen adaptation, “Alita: Battle Angel” takes second place at the global box office on its opening weekend. Written and produced by James Cameron (“Avatar”), the futuristic movie grossed over $83.9 million worldwide this week with cumulative grosses of over $130 million.

Already in third place last week, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is a non-mover, grossing over $33 million, taking total global grosses to over $97 million.

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Here is the global box-office top 10:

1. The Wandering Earth – $96.9 million

2. Alita: Battle Angel – $84.0 million

3. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – $33.3 million

4. Crazy Alien – $28.2 million

5. Pegasus – $25.8 million

6. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $21.7 million

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7. Happy Death Day 2U – $21.6 million

8. Isn’t It Romantic – $14.2 million

9. What Men Want – $13.1 million

10. Green Book – $11.8 million
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