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WEDNESDAY UPDATE: The Amazing Spider-Man (Columbia/Sony Pictures) pulled in $5.3M on its second day in China, bringing its two-day cume to $10.6M. That bested The Dark Knight Rises (Legendary/Warner Bros Pictures), which pulled in $4.6M on its second day, with a cume of $535.2M. So far, TDKR has brought in $958.2M worldwide. The second-day figures show TDKR continues to surge past both Inception (up 135%) and Harry Potter (up 92%) in a 2D China opening.
TUESDAY: The Amazing Spider-Man (Columbia/Sony Pictures) passed the $700M mark worldwide Monday. Sony today reported that Chinese movie-goers went to theaters in huge numbers as the Spidey pic opened with a big $5.46M at approx 2,515 locations Monday. The 3D pic bested the 2D The Dark Knight Rises opening simultaneously Monday in China. The Legendary/Warner Bros Picture opened with an estimated $4.45M from 2,400 sites in China. This is Warner Bros. highest 2D opening there, outgrossing any 2D Harry Potter as well as 2D Inception.
IMAX is estimating a combined gross of $1M for opening day of Dark Knight Rises (Legendary/Warner Bros Pictures) and The Amazing Spider-Man (Columbia/Sony) in China. This ranks among other top IMAX openers in the region such as The Avengers and Mission Impossible 4. The estimate also is notable because DKR and Spider-Man both opened on a Monday.