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"War for the Planet of the Apes" tops Chinese box office

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Added On September 19, 2017

BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- "War for the Planet of the Apes" dominated the Chinese box office in the week ending Sept. 17, grossing 401 million yuan (61 million U.S. dollars) in its debut week, China Film News reported Tuesday.

The Marvel fantasy film "Spider-Man: Homecoming" came in second with 225 million yuan in Chinese theaters during its second week at the box office.

Japanese animated film "Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale" landed in third place, earning 41 million yuan.

Spanish suspense film "Contratiempo" came in fourth, generating 33 million yuan in the first week of its release.

Rounding out the top five was Christopher Nolan's war movie "Dunkirk," which grossed 23 million yuan.