Headlines From China: ‘New Gods’ Sequel Beats ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’

China Box Office: ‘New Gods’ Sequel Beats ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’

Chinese animation film “New Gods: Yang Jian” was the top film at the mainland China box office over the latest weekend. “Minions: The Rise of Gru” opened in third place. “New Gods: Yang Jian” earned 19.8 million (RMB134 million) on its debut between Friday and Sunday, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway. Read more Variety

Not so Despicable: China Changes Ending of Minions Movie

The latest movie in the Despicable Me franchise premiered in China on Friday – albeit with a different ending, as local viewers discovered. Minions: The Rise of Gru follows antihero Gru in his teenage days and sets up his evolution into a supervillain later in the series. Read more BBC