In the first day of head-to-head competition, it's "The Amazing Spider-Man." But the numbers are underwhelming, at least by Chinese standards. "Spider-Man" grosses $5.5 million in slightly more theaters, while "The Dark Knight Rises" took in $4.4 million. From the LAT:
The two movies opened on the same day, a gambit by state-owned distributor China Film Group to limit the grosses of American movies and boost the share of box office generated by local productions. Neither was a huge start, however, as noted by the blog China Film Biz. The single-day record in China was set in 2011 by "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" with $15.9 million. In April, "Titanic 3D" took in $11.6 million on its first day.