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'Monkey King' breaks 'Kung Fu Panda 2' record in China as 'Monster Hunt' surges

'Monkey King' breaks 'Kung Fu Panda 2' record in China as 'Monster Hunt' surges

Box-office records continued to drop like flies last week in China as the homegrown "Monkey King: Hero Is Back" surpassed "Kung Fu Panda 2" to become the top-grossing animated film in Chinese history and the live-action/animated "Monster Hunt" became the top-grossing Chinese movie of all time. "Monster Hunt" has pulled in $222.1 million since its July 16 release, film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway said Tuesday. That's almost as much as Universal Pictures' "Jurassic World" and hot on the heels of "Avengers: Age of Ultron." With a $114-million take in the seven days ending Sunday, it was the No. 1 film...

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