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China Can’t Get Enough of the New X-Men Movie

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing signs autographs for fans as she arrives at the premiere for her new movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, in Beijing, China, 13 May 2014. Imageinchina—AP

Local heartthrob Fan Bingbing helps to attract nearly 6.5 million viewers to the mutant blockbuster, which rakes in $39.35 million nationwide. Globally, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' has debuted better than any other installment of the series

The latest X-Men installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past, logged an impressive $39.35 million during its opening weekend in China, besting all Hollywood competitors so far this year.

Nearly 6.5 million moviegoers caught the 20thCentury Fox blockbuster debut, many doubtlessly attracted by the appearance of Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing, but also by a vastly popular mainland visit by headliner Hugh Jackman, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Worldwide, X-Men: Days of Future Past raked in a total of $302 million, more than any other X-Men movie has done in its first three days.

[THR]

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