CHINA BOX OFFICE: Disaster movie topples animated feature Stand By Me Doraemon from the top slot.
San Andreas opened at the top of the China box office for the week June 1-7, according to EntGroup figures, grossing $51.95m in its first six days.
The Warner Bros/New Line disaster movie, starring Dwayne Johnson, pulled in 8.2 million admissions and toppled Japanese animated feature Stand By Me Doraemon from the top spot.
The first Japanese film to be released in China in three years, Stand By Me Doraemon grossed $35.31m for an impressive cume of $74.45m after 11 days.
Disney’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron came in third with $7.33m for a cume of $238.52m after 27 days, making it the third highest-grossing film ever in China following Furious 7 and Transformers: Age Of Extinction.
In an encouraging display of diversity at the China box office, Indian blockbuster P.K. came in fourth with an additional $4.44m in its third week, for a cume of $16.74m. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and starring Aamir Khan, the film is by far the highest-grossing Bollywood release ever in China.
Disney’s Tomorrowland came in fifth, grossing $3.91m for a cume of $18.32m after 13 days.
Local animation Happy Little Submarine Magic Box Of Time took sixth position in its first full week, taking $2.68m for a cume of $5.09m.
Also in its first full week, Lionsgate’s I, Frankenstein grossed $1.07m for a cume of $7.55m.