'Wonder Woman' captures the largest film market in Asia

Updated 2017-06-08 14:55:56 China Daily
Wonder Woman tops the Chinese box office in single-day takings among the recently released films. Photos provided to China Daily

Wonder Woman tops the Chinese box office in single-day takings among the recently released films. Photos provided to China Daily

After fighting evil and saving the world for 75 years in comic books and on screen, Wonder Woman, or the Amazonian princess Diana, has just conquered the largest movie market to Asia.

The latest Warner Bros' DC comic book movie has beaten Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and the Indian biographical drama Dangal, the highest-grossing non-Hollywood import in China.

Wonder Woman has yet to surpass the two films in terms of total earnings, but it has beaten them in single-day box-office takings since it opened across China on June 2, according to live tracker Cbooo.cn.

At the end of Tuesday, with 36 percent of the country's 43,000 screens-similar to its debut on Friday-the 140-minute movie had raked in nearly 400 million yuan ( million) in China, which overtook Japan to become the world's second-largest movie market in 2012.

Statistics show that Shanghai loves Wonder Woman the most, with the highest number of screenings, followed by Chongqing and Beijing, according to the box office and scheduling tracking site 58921.com.

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