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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. 

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