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'Avengers' shatters China box office record despite US trade war

Disney movie surpasses $100m on opening day, proving appetite for American film still strong

Action hero Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, is seen in a scene in Avengers: Endgame. (Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios 2019)

NEW YORK -- The highly anticipated American superhero movie "Avengers: Endgame" made history in China on Wednesday, easily breaking the opening-day record there. 

The Marvel-produced, Disney-distributed film is estimated to have earned roughly 719 million yuan ($107.2 million) on opening day, according to early estimates Disney shared with Nikkei Asian Review.

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