Entgroup tells Boxoffice that Lost in Thailand's box office haul in China is $202,053,597 as of February 12. That puts it painfully close to the $203.8 million haul of Avatar.
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons is off to a fantastic start at the Chinese box office. Director Chi-Kin Kwok's film managed $12.7 million on its first full day of release, pushing it to the top of the Feb. 4-Feb. 10 weekly chart after just one day.
Cloud Atlas wasn't too far behind. The sci-fi/fantasy flick added $10.1 million, pushing its total to $21.4 million. There's still a chance that Cloud Atlas' China haul could surpass its $27 million North American total.
Skyfall fell to third place with $6.4 million. The spy flick is now up to $57.3 million in China.
Watch the trailer for Journey to the West here:
Records are made to be broken at the Chinese box office these days.
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons pulled in $12.5 million on its first day of release, breaking the record previously held by Painted Skin 2.
AMC estimates that Lost in Thailand will gross $29,143 from 35 locations during its first weekend of release in North America. $9,098 on Friday, $11,791 on Saturday and $8,254 on Sunday.