China's A Journey To The West Has Blockbuster Weekend


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — China's movie industry continued to impress as the Chinese-made fantasy adventure movie 'Journey To The West: The Demon Strikes Back' had a huge debut weekend, earning $85 million in just seven territories, including China, according to estimates compiled by comScore.

A Chinese action-adventure "Buddies in India" proved to be a hot ticket at the box office as well, notching up an impressive $44.19 million in just three territories including the United States.

Third place goes to the action/horror sequel 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' which earned $64.5 million internationally after opening ahead of its U.S. debut and $78.35 million to date worldwide.

M. Night Shyamalan's suspense thriller "Split" continued to perform, taking the #1 spot domestically, earning an estimated 26.3M for its second weekend, according to comScore.

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 29, are below.

Journey To The West: The Demon Strikes Back – Multiple – $85.0M
Buddies In India – Multiple – $44.2M
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Sony – $42.1M
Split – Universal – $41.1M
Kung Fu Yoga – Multiple – $40.1M
La La Land – Lionsgate – $35.5M
xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage – Paramount Pictures – $32.2M
Sing – Universal – $29.5M
Dog's Purpose, A – Multiple – $22.1M
Duckweed – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $18.2M