BEIJING, (Xinhua) — Domestic comedy “The Island” continued to lead the Chinese box office in the week ending Aug. 19, earning about 540 million yuan (78.9 million U.S. dollars), China Film News reported Tuesday.
The film has taken in more than 1.07 billion yuan at the box office since hitting Chinese screens on Aug. 10.
Second place went to the American-Chinese co-production “The Meg,” earning 427 million yuan last week. It has generated 775 million yuan since its release on Aug. 10.
Another domestic comedy “Europe Raiders” came in third, raking in 130 million yuan since hitting Chinese screens on Aug. 17.
Chinese fantasy film “Go Brother” took fourth place, grossing 157 million yuan last week.
Rounding out the top five was Sony Pictures Animation’s animated comedy “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” with earnings of 108 million yuan since hitting Chinese screens on Aug. 17.
Editor: Shi Yinglun