Jackie Chan Had the Largest Chinese Film Opening Weekend – Ever

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For as successful a career as Jackie Chan has had in Asia and the United States, blockbuster openings aren’t that big of a deal. After the past weekend (July 21st-24th), Chan can finally lay claim to his most successful debut in the Chinese market to date. It’s all thanks to a film that most of us in America barely knew existed. The Chinese blockbuster is Skiptrace, an action/comedy starring Chan and Johnnie Knoxville. The film was directed by Finnish filmmaker and Hollywood action veteran Renny Harlin. Harlin moved to Beijing two years ago to work in the fast-growing Chinese industry. The opening also is a career high for Harlin, topping

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