CHINA 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' continues to lead Chinese mainland box office

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'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' continues to lead Chinese mainland box office

Xinhua

13:21, October 23, 2019

BEIJING, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," a sequel to the 2014 dark fantasy film "Maleficent" with Angelina Jolie portraying the title role, topped the Chinese mainland box office Tuesday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network.

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The film grossed over 19.64 million yuan (around 2.78 million U.S. dollars) on the fifth day of its screening.

It was followed by "The Captain," a domestic disaster film about a miraculous emergency landing of the Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 in May 2018, which raked in around 15.24 million yuan on the 23rd day of its screening.

Coming in third was science fiction film "Gemini Man," which generated about 11.41 million yuan.

The film, directed by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, stars Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a younger clone of himself that seemingly can predict his every move.

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