A wave of Titanic 3D popularity is washing over China.
The reformatted version of the 1997 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet has posted the country’s second-highest movie opening ever.
In one day, the historical romance sold $US11.6 million worth of tickets - or roughly 26% of the $US44m the original grossed in China during its entire theatrical run in 1998.
When the film was released in China 14 years ago, it played in only 180 theatres. This time it was screened in 3500.
China has in recent years become one of the leading foreign markets for Hollywood films.
Titanic 3D reeled in just $US17.4m in the United States over the weekend, raising its domestic take to $US25.7m since opening on Wednesday last week.
That lifts the lifetime domestic gross of director James Cameron's mega-hit to $US626.5m.
This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags
Most listened to
- Freightways' Dean Bracewell on potential acquisitions and growth
- Simpson Grierson’s Earl Gray says Brooks will probably appeal a controversial trade mark case
- ‘Clearly there’s a lot of public opposition’ – Horizon Research releases StuffMe merger survey results
- Maori party president Tukoroirangi Morgan on the agreement reached by the Maori and Mana parties
- Craigs' Mark Lister on Spark's results, Ebos, Port of Tauranga and Tegel