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"Avatar" continues leading China box office chart

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BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Re-released top-grossing sci-fi movie "Avatar" continued its lead in the Chinese mainland box office on Sunday, 11 years after its first screening in China.

The Oscar-winning sci-fi and fantasy film, directed by James Cameron, raked in around 55.66 million yuan (8.56 million U.S. dollars) on its third day of the re-issue in the country, according to figures from the China Movie Data Information Network.

Taking second place, "Hi, Mom" pocketed 26.29 million yuan.

Coming in third was comedy-drama "Endgame," finishing the day with 14.97 million yuan, followed by "Detective Chinatown 3," with a daily earning of 9.33 million yuan.