Hollywood's China Box-Office Shockers: Vin Diesel's 'xXx' Among Top-Grossing Films

'Warcraft' and 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage'

‘Warcraft’ and ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’

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The distinct tastes of China’s growing and diversifying film market have yielded no shortage of box-office surprises. While the Star Wars saga remains a modestly performing franchise in the Middle Kingdom (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story earned just $65.9 million there, compared with $531 million in North America), other titles that attracted minimal notice in U.S. cinemas have put up eye-popping numbers in China.

SOURCE: Box Office