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FOREIGN BOX OFFICE HOT AS APES DEBUTS IN CHINA

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

While it was a traditionally bland Labor Day weekend at the domestic box office, the foreign box office remained robust, particularly in China, where Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes debuted with $47 million on about 7,000 screens. Three years ago, Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened in China with $8.9 million on 2,600 screens. In second place overseas was Universal’s Lucy with $27.2 million to bring its foreign gross to $151.6 million. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles accounted for $13 million of the foreign box office to place third, while How to Train Your Dragon 2 placed fourth with $10.5 million.