Astro Boy Astronomical in China

The PR Newswire reports that Imagi Animation’s new Astro Boy motion picture set a new record for opening weekend success for a CG-animated feature film in mainland China. The opening weekend gross record for a CG animated movie in China had been held by Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which opened with RMB30 million. Astro Boy earned RMB40 million in its opening weekend.

Astro Boy opened in America with a 6th place box office rank. The film only managed a 10th place opening weekend in Japan.