Indian film "Secret Superstar" tops Chinese box office


BEIJING: Indian film "Secret Superstar," starring Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, dominated the Chinese film market in the week ending Jan. 28, earning 223 million yuan (about 35.2 million U.S. dollars), China Film News reported Tuesday. Aamir Khan is one of the most recognized Indian actors in China.

His last film "Dangal" was a dark horse in Chinese box office chart in 2017, raking in nearly 1.3 billion yuan. Domestic romance "Forever Young" came in second, making 158 million yuan at the box office last week.

It has sold 607 million yuan in tickets since hitting Chinese screens on Jan. 12. The third place went to the 20th Century Fox's young adult film "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," which took in 137 million yuan in its debut week in China. Lionsgate's "Wonder" landed in the fourth place, generating about 56.8 million yuan last week.

It has made 115 million yuan since its release in China on Jan. 19. Rounding out the top five was the animated film "Ferdinand," distributed by the 20th Century Fox, which has grossed about 118 million yuan since its release in the Chinese market on Jan. 19. News Source: Xinhua

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