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'The Great Wall' is a hit, just not in the U.S.


The Lego Batman Movie is #1 in the U.S. for the second straight weekend, but that’s not the big story.

Instead, eyes are on The Great Wall — a Zhang Yimou-directed blockbuster starring Matt Damon — which opened at #3 domestically, with an estimated $18.1 million at the box office. It’s an underwhelming start for a movie said to be budgeted at $150 million, but U.S. ticket sales present an incomplete picture.

The Great Wall is already an international hit. It’s amassed more than $170 million in China since it opened on Dec. 16, and its total non-U.S. gross — which, as of this weekend, includes 21 additional markets — amounts to an estimated $244.6 million. Read more…

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