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China Box Office: 'Wolf Warrior 2' Becomes Second-Biggest Single-Market Film Ever After 'Force Awakens'

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Wolf Warrior 2 devoured the competition for a fourth consecutive weekend at the Chinese box office.

The runaway action phenomenon, starring and directed by Wu Jing, added $35.7 million, lifting its local total to an astonishing $768.5 million after 25 days. The blockbuster also climbed higher in the all-time record books, nudging aside Avatar ($760.5 million) to become the second-biggest film ever in a single market. Only Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned more from one territory (($936.7 million, North America).

Hong Kong-Chinese genre vehicle Paradox — the third film in Wilson Yip's Spl action franchise — came closest to unseating Wolf Warriors to date, »

- Patrick Brzeski

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Denzel Washington to Star in Broadway's 'Iceman Cometh' Revival

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Denzel Washington will return to Broadway next year to star in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh.

The revival will be produced by Scott Rudin with George C. Wolfe taking on directing duties. The Iceman Cometh is a drama set in a down-market New York bar and follows the conversations of the go-nowhere patrons. It is notoriously known as one of the playwright's most demanding works -- of its actors and audiences -- as some stagings have run nearly five hours long.

Written in 1939, but first published in 1946, The Iceman Cometh debuted on Broadway that same year. The first run of »

- Abid Rahman

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