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May 13, 2014 | 1:11 p.m.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’: Hugh Jackman, Fan Bingbing bring mutant sequel to China

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Brian Singer will be on hand at Saturday's 20th Century Fox panel. (Fox)
Hoping to rack up serious mainland box office, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” premiered Tuesday in Beijing, with cast members Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage and Fan Bingbing strolling the red carpet in the Chinese capital. Hollywood superhero films are doing strong business in China of late. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has taken in $55.6 million in its first eight days of release — $5 million more than the first installment earned in 2012, film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway said Tuesday — while “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” has topped $115 million on the mainland. The “X-Men” sequel is set to open in China on May 23 – the same day as many other countries around the world. The film adapts one of the most popular storylines from “X-Men” history, a two-part saga from Chris Claremont and John Byrne that […]
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