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So Young enters China's all-time top ten

So Young enters China's all-time top ten

By Stephen Cremin

Sat, 18 May 2013, 09:30 AM (HKT)

Box Office News

After three weeks in cinemas, So Young 致我們終將逝去的青春 (2013) is now the tenth highest theatrical release of all time in China, having taken RMB655.5 million (US$107 million) by Thursday night.

Seven of the top ten films are local productions in a broad range of genres including action-fantasy, comedy, drama, road movie and western. Five of the seven titles were released in the past twelve months.

Despite taking more money than So Young every day since opening on 1 May, Iron Man 3 (2013) is still behind it in box office receipts, having secured RMB644.9 million (US$105 million) after 16 days in cinemas.

Peter CHAN 陳可辛's American Dreams in China 中國合伙人 (2013) opened in Chinese cinemas yesterday with a 35% screen occupancy.


  1. Avatar (2009) — RMB1.39b (US$226m)
  2. Lost in Thailand 人再囧途之泰囧 (2012) — RMB1.26b (US$206m)
  3. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 西游 降魔篇 (2013) — RMB1.24b (US$203m)
  4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) — RMB1.11b (US$181m)
  5. Titanic (1997) — RMB977m (US$159m)
  6. CZ12 十二生肖 (2012) — RMB879m (US$143m)
  7. Painted Skin: The Resurrection 畫皮Ⅱ (2012) — RMB727m (US$118m)
  8. Let the Bullets Fly 讓子彈飛 (2010) — RMB674m (US$110m)
  9. Aftershock 唐山大地震 (2010) — RMB665m (US$108m)
  10. So Young — RMB656m (US$107m)

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