The Mermaid’s $276 Million Tops China Lunar New Year Box Office

  • Romantic comedy by Stephen Chow wins holiday movie race
  • `Man From Macau 3,' `Monkey King 2' take second, third place

Three locally-made films led box office receipts over the China’s Lunar New Year holiday week, with director Stephen Chow’s romantic comedy “The Mermaid” topping the list with gross revenue of 1.79 billion yuan ($276 million).

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