BOX OFFICE: 'Life of Pi', '2012 3D' Put America On Top Again

on November 27, 2012

chinesebx1127.jpgAfter spending two weeks in first place, Hong Kong's Cold War has been toppled by two American films: Life of Pi and 2012 3D

Life of Pi grabbed the top spot with $16.1 million. Ang Lee's latest is also of to a good start in Taiwan with $2.3 million and Hong Kong with $1.4 million. 

After the success of Titanic 3D earlier this year, China asked for more 3D flicks. The result: 2012 3D, a converted version of Roland Emmerich's disaster film. 2012 3D debuted to a healthy $14.3 million this week. The converted version has not been released in North America.

Cold War dropped to third place this weekend with $7.6 million for a Chinese total of $36.7 million. The drama has earned $4.4 million in Hong Kong.

Wreck-It Ralph finished in fourth with $1.3 million for a total of $9.7 million. The Disney release is coming up short compared to other recent animated films such as Kung Fu Panda 2 ($95 million), Ice Age: Continental Drift ($73 million) and The Smurfs ($41.2 million).

Rise of the Guardians is also a disappointment. The holiday-themed flick rounded out the top five with $1.1 million for a total of $4 million. 



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