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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ rules China’s box office, beating ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Disney/Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” pummeled a field of competitive new releases, including Johnny Depp and Daisy Ridley’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” to top the Chinese box office for a second consecutive week.

The action-fantasy blockbuster brought in $41.1 million last weekend for a cumulative total of $96 million after 10 days in theaters, according to film consulting firm Artisan Gateway.

The latest “Thor” film — the franchise’s third installment — has out-earned the final grosses of its two predecessors combined. Its opening weekend also marked the highest-grossing opening weekend of any imported film since “War for the Planet of the Apes” in September.

Online reviews of “Thor: Ragnarok” were generally positive, as high-budget 3-D Imax films continue to draw young Chinese viewers. China’s box office has grossed $6.94 billion this year, already surpassing 2016’s full-year figure of $6.88 billion.