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xXx: Return of Xander Cage makes a grand Opening at the Chinese Box Office

By | Feb 13, 2017 03:00 AM EST
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xXx: Return of Xander Cage Scores big at Chinese Box Office.

Vin Diesel’s action starrer movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage has made an impressive debut at the Chinese box office, earning $60.2 million during its first weekend in China. (Photo : Getty Images. )

Vin Diesel's action starrer movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage has unleashed a storm at the Chinese box office. This storm is apparently pretty massive one, considering that the movie's box office collections in China have already leapfrogged the North American box office numbers.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage raked up approximately $60.2 million during its first weekend at the Chinese box office, according to data provided by Ent Group. This is well ahead of $42 million earned at the North American box office collections.       

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As for the IMAX performance is concerned, the movie amassed $6 million during the first weekend at the IMAX theatres. The third franchise in the xXx franchise is the first major Hollywood movie to arrive in China after the Chinese New Year holiday season, which is period when only Chinese movies are legally allowed to release. This year it was Stephen Chow's latest movie "Journey 2" that ran amok at the Chinese box office.

However, neither "Journey 2" nor the Jackie Chan starrers "Kung Fu Yoga" were able to dampen the march of xXx: Return of Xander Cage's march at the Chinese box office. The action packed movie also capitalized on the local stars Donnie Yen and Kris Wu, who gave a very commendable performance in the movie.

But it was Vin Diesel who was certainly the biggest attraction for Chinese movie goers. The star enjoys a huge fan following in the world's second largest movie market, all thanks to its Fast and Furious franchise, which till date is the biggest Hollywood movie grosser in China.

xXx's roaring success in China is a huge boost for Paramount studios, which had acquired the movie rights from Sony in January last year.       

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