In a superhero showdown, The Dark Knight Rises easily beat The Amazing Spider-Man as both films opened in China Monday.
Christopher Nolan's final Batman pic, from Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, grossed $28.3 million for a foreign cume of $528.7 million and worldwide total of $951.7.
IMAX theaters in China contributed $3.2 million.
From Sony, Amazing-Spider Man opened to $5.5 million. The origins pic has now grossed north of $700 million worldwide, successfully relaunch the marquee franchise.
Hollywood studios have little control when it comes to release dates in China, which are decided by the government.