Local time travel comedy Hi, Mom is now the third biggest title ever in China with cumulative box office of $742.2m.
Warner Bros’ animated feature expanded to key territories including China, Russia and South Korea.
Total box office for the weekend of February 19-21 came to $237.2m, according to Artisan Gateway figures.
As expected, admissions in South Korea were down 73.7% year-on-year.
Warner Bros crime thriller The Little Things held pretty steady at the global box office, with estimated weekend takings of $3.1.
International box office: ‘Detective Chinatown 3’ leads Chinese New Year explosion; ‘Soul’ passes $100m
The third ‘Detective Chinatown’ film took $397m in China.
Crime drama has ranked number one since start of year.
Beijing cinemas were told last week they would have to operate at 50% over the holiday season from February 11-17.
Russia, South Korea and China continue to be the strongest markets for Disney’s Soul.
The BFI’s annual statistics reveal a slight market-share increase for UK independent films.
Total revenues at $32.8m were down 12.5% from the previous weekend in quiet pre-Chinese New Year period.
John Lee Hancock’s ’The Little Things’, starring Denzel Washington and Rami Malek, launched in North America, Russia and 17 smaller markets.
Russia and Korea openings boost Pixar’s ‘Soul’ while ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ extends global lead over ‘The Croods: A New Age’.
A Little Red Flower came in second with $7m for a cumulative total of $196.9m.
Disney Russia recorded box office takings of $22m over the New Year period.
Openers included Taiwanese sci-fi drama The Soul and animated feature Wish Dragon.
Russia opening helps ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ stretch lead over ‘The Croods: A New Age’ in global tallies.
The unprecedented nature of the year created another significant metric: the March 20-December 31 post lockdown chart.
China box office topped North America in 2020 thanks to quicker post-lockdown recovery, strong local titles
Local releases such as war epic ‘The Eight Hundred’ spurred it on.