‘1917’ Earns $5 Million in China as Theater Reopening Grows

Best Picture nominee hits Chinese theaters eight months after its U.S. release

Universal’s Best Picture nominee “1917” finally got its release in China this weekend, earning an opening total of $5.16 million as the number of reopened theaters in the country grows to over 8,000.

The Golden Globe-winning film was distributed in China by Alibaba on behalf of Amblin Partners and received a strong 8.8/10 rating from audiences on ticketing platform Maoyan. Its opening weekend includes a $620,000 from 532 IMAX screens, and the film’s global box office total now stands at $381 million.

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Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jeremyfuster