3D children’s animation ‘The Smurfs 2’ has smurfed China’s box office charts this week, earning 63 million yuan ($10.3 million), for a worldwide total of $289 million.
The sequel starring Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry and Hank Azaria is based on the famous comic book series of the same name and was released on September 12 in China.
Science fiction action-thriller Elysium starring Matt Damon was second in the charts, racking up 52 million yuan ($8.49 million) during its second week in Chinese cinemas.
Silent Witness, a Chinese crime thriller, starring Aaron Kwok, Sun Honglei and Yu Nan, was third, earning 43 million yuan ($ 7.02 million).
During the week of September 9-15, 7.6 million people visited cinemas in China.