Big In China: Movies That Earn More RMB Than US$

Film Title US Studio North American Box Office (USD) China Box Office (USD) Difference in Box Office (USD) Difference in Box Office (Percentage)
Pacific Rim Warner Bros. $101,800,000 $111,940,000 $10,140,000 10.0%
Jurassic Park 3D Universal $45,390,000 $55,890,000 $10,500,000 23.1%
Escape Plan Lionsgate $25,140,000 $50,930,000 $25,790,000 102.6%
Need for Speed Disney $43,580,000 $66,240,000 $22,660,000 52.0%
Brick Mansions Relativity $20,400,000 $29,840,000 $9,440,000 46.3%
The Expendables 3 Lionsgate $39,320,000 $72,870,000 $33,550,000 85.3%
Seventh Son Universal $17,220,000 $27,560,000 $10,340,000 60.0%
Furious 7 Universal $351,030,000 $390,910,000 $39,880,000 11.4%
Terminator Genisys Paramount $89,760,956 $113,175,898 $23,414,942 26.1%
Point Break Warner Bros. $28,782,481 $39,403,259 $10,620,778 36.9%
The Last Witch Hunter Lionsgate $27,367,660 $27,404,245 $36,585 0.1%
Gods of Egypt Lionsgate $31,153,464 $35,598,525 $4,445,061 14.3%
Criminal Lionsgate $14,708,696 $15,772,274 $1,063,578 7.2%
Warcraft Universal $47,365,290 $220,841,090 $173,475,800 366.3%
Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate $65,075,540 $97,115,220 $32,039,680 49.2%
Ice Age: Collision Course 20th Century Fox $64,063,008 $66,059,140 $1,996,132 3.1%
Mechanic: Resurrection Lionsgate $21,218,403 $49,243,215 $28,024,812 132.1%
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Sony $1,738,477 $23,761,008 $22,022,531 1,266.8%
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Paramount $44,661,665 $155,750,000 $111,088,335 248.7%
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Sony $26,654,695 $114,315,400 $87,660,705 328.9%

“Has the Chinese Market Become a Dumping Ground for Hollywood’s Trash?” trumpeted a recent Beijing Daily headline, a pertinent question to consider in light of the smashing box office successes of xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter at Chinese cinemas.

These two films are hardly the only ones to have found greater success in the world’s second largest film market than at home in the US. Twenty films can now make that same claim, as illustrated by the graph above.