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According to enFilmbase's China film boxoffice statistics, mainland boxoffice gross in the 24th week (Jun. 11-Jun. 17, 2012) reached $37.07 million, almost the same number as of last week's. Moviegoers this week totaled 6.67 million, up 4% when compared to last week's numbers.
Lionsgate's newest hit "The Hunger Games" debuted to top spot at the weekly boxoffice in mainland China with an inspiring $10.39 million, despite challenges from other two Hollywood blockbusters. Paramount Pictures' "Madagascar 3" finished the week here with $8.81 million, while the animated threequel has totaled $17.79 million over ten days in release in mainland marketplace. "Men in Black III" continued its strong performance, adding $7.73 million for a total of $74.98 million in its fourth week of release. Local film "First Time" maintained its dominant position on the domestic titles chart with weekly boxoffice receipts of $2.59 million. Again, this week mainland boxoffice was dominated by the top three titles, all of which were imported from Hollywood. Together, these blockbusters accounted for 73% of the weekly gross.
Led by two smash hit "The Hunger Games" and "This Means War", the invasion of eye-popping Hollywood blockbusters was ever intensified, accounting for 78% of the mainland China weekly gross this past week. Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games" opened on 14 June in mainland theaters. The $70 million-budget movie, which is an adaptation of the immensely popular young adult novel, scored enormous boxoffice receipts across North America since it debuted there in March. "The Hunger Games" set so many groundbreaking records in its domestic market. It did score the top debut ever for a non-sequel in all time, and also set a new March opening weekend record this year. In mainland China, though "The Hunger Games" failed to take such crazy numbers as it did in its home country, the bestselling book-turned-movie zapped "Madagascar 3" to win the weekly boxoffice chart with an impressive $10.39 million. "The Hunger Games" is deemed to be the first Hollywood title that benefited from the recent increased foreign movie quota, while the Hunger Games series seems to have brighter future in this booming film market.
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2. Princess and Seven Kung Fu Masters
3. Ip Man: Final Fight
4. Journey to the West
5. An End to Killing