Ticket sales were down by 23% week-on-week.
The Palme d’Or- winning Japanese film Shoplifters has grossed $14m in China
Meanwhile Sony’s Venom is up to $239.5m after 17 days.
Chinese box office rises by 4% week-on-week.
Fantasy feature tracking 2% ahead of 2016 predecessor at same stage.
China among opening salvo this week, with UK, France, Australia, South Korea.
The Sony blockbuster took $108.9m from its first three days.
Decline is the worst since September 2014.
Chinese box office sees 3% drop week-on-week for October 22-28.
October is headed for a month of negative growth.