Matthew Vaughn's comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service had a strong opening weekend in China, taking $24.25 million in its opening three days, boosted by a visit by the movie's top spy Colin Firth.
Directed, co-produced and co-written by Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass), Kingsman also features Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill and Sofia Boutella.
The movie had 116,819 screenings and 4.55 million admissions in its opening three days, according to data from the research group Entgroup.
Kingsman was censored due to the violent and occasional sexual content but that has not deterred Chinese filmgoers. Firth came to China to promote the movie, which has shown itself to be a prudent practice for Hollywood when seeking to woo Chinese audiences. Firth also pushed the right buttons with local filmgoers by talking of how he would love to work with Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan.
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