Star Wars blasts box office competition

( Xinhua ) Updated: 2016-01-17 15:58:28

<EM>Star Wars</EM> blasts box office competition

Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster. [Photo/IC]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ruled the box office in the week ending Jan 10, earning 344.3 million yuan (US$52.3 million ) after opening on Jan 9.

Domestic thriller Detective Chinatown was a respectable No. 2 in the week, pulling in 207.9 million yuan, China Film News reported on Sunday. The film opened on Dec 31.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride came in third, earning 134.4 million yuan after opening on Jan 4.

Fourth place went to Mr. Six, a domestic action-thriller that took 128.5 million yuan in the week. The film, which stars famed director Feng Xiaogang, was released on Dec 24.

Rounding out the top five was Mojin: The Lost Legend, a domestic action-fantasy, with 82.7 million yuan. It opened on Dec 18.

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