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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ Boosts Slowly Recovering Chinese Box Office

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ Boosts Slowly Recovering Chinese Box Office

China’s movie theaters are continuing a slow recovery but got a good boost on Sunday from the rerelease of Warner Bros.Christopher Nolan-directed “Interstellar,” which made $2.85 million to set a new single-day high for the country’s box office since cinemas started reopening after months of Covid-19 closures. The $2.85 million total topples the $2.4 million opening day total earned in Korea by the “Train to Busan” sequel “Peninsula” three weeks ago. The total includes $660,000 from 461 IMAX screens, a format that will be significantly promoted for “Tenet.” Overall weekend numbers are still a small fraction of what is usually seen from the lucrative box office market, settling at just $17.6 million for the entire weekend. Approximately 60% of the nation’s theaters were open this weekend with varying capacity limits and other social distancing measures in place. But the performance of the 2014 “Interstellar” is encouraging for Warner Bros. as it tries to

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