China Box Office: ‘Fast X’ Revs Up $18 Million Midweek Opening

More than two million people turned out on Wednesday to watch “Fast X” in Chinese movie theaters, spending a combined $15.3 million on the film on its first day of release.That made the 10th film in the “Fast & Furious” franchise a clear winner at the Chinese box office in an unusual midweek release.

And it put “Fast X” on course to be the biggest Hollywood film so far this year in the world’s second largest movie market.Provisional data from local service Ent Group showed that the film also enjoyed $2.83 million from previews on Tuesday.

That gives an estimated $18.2 million total at the end of its first official day of release.The early scores and forward bookings show that “Fast X” should continue to be the top film through the weekend, despite further new releases of Chinese titles that will release on Friday (the more conventional day for…

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