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Need for Speed movie grossing well in China

Tuesday, 25th March 2014 05:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Need for Speed movie isn’t doing spectacularly in US cinemas, but for some reason, it’s going gangbusters in China.

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The Aaron Paul vehicle (ha!) came in third in the US on its opening weekend before dropping to sixth this past weekend.

Meanwhile, in China, it was the top-grossing film this past weekend, vastly outperforming its rivals.

It grossed over $41.7 million – 43% of its total international takings life to date, and significantly more than its total US domestic take over two weekends of $30.5 million.

Mysterious, as the games haven’t found much traction in mainland China due to the console ban.

We saw the Need for Speed film and formed some observations.

All data via BoxOfficeMojo. Thanks, Superannuation.

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  1. The_Red

    “Mysterious, as the games haven’t found much traction in mainland China due to the console ban.”

    Actually, the game has found a serious amount of traction in there. It’s just that most of gamers are playing the pirated versions on their PCs.

    Many countries with asshole governments are like that. Take Iran for example. GTA games are banned and selling them gets a harsh punishment. Yet pretty much everyone from 7 year olds to people in their late 30s play them on their PCs, 360s and PS3s (Sadly pirated but still).

    #1 4 months ago
  2. Dragon

    @The_Red,
    You don’t feel the itch the try banned things? :P

    #2 4 months ago