China box office: Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ tops flat weekend

Overall box office for August 7-9 stood at $17m, a shade less than the $17.5m pulled in the previous weekend.Sam Mendes’ 1917 topped China’s box office over the three-day weekend (August 7-9), grossing $5.2m, according to figures from theatrical consultancy Artisan Gateway.

Released by Alibaba Pictures in China, the film has an 8.8/10 rating on Maoyan and 8.5/10 on Douban.The rerelease of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar came in second with $4.2m over the three days, buoyed by the director’s strong China fanbase, and preparing the ground for the rerelease of Inception on August 28 and Tenet’s opening on September

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