3D Titanic posts China’s best box office bow

2012-04-16 14:42

Los Angeles – The 3D re-release of Titanic recorded the best box office opening ever in China this weekend, claiming $58 million (about R458 million) for international distributor Fox.

Universal got some good news, too. It opened its pricey Battleship in 26 territories – not including China – and took in $58 million.

That represents a pretty good payoff on the studio’s early overseas opening strategy. The movie will roll out in the US on May 18.

The huge China opening for Titanic and receipts from 69 other territories upped the global haul in its second overseas weekend to $88.2 million. That gives James Cameron’s epic $190.8 million worldwide from a re-release timed to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the ship’s sinking.

The previous record for an opening in China was set last year, when Transformers: Dark of the Moon opened to $55 million on its way to a $145 million haul in that nation.

Added to its $1.84 billion gross in its original release, Titanic now stands at $2.03 billion worldwide. That’s second to only one film – Cameron’s 2009 movie Avatar, which has taken in $2.8 billion.

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