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Pacific Rim number one in China

Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim has had one of the strongest openings of any Hollywood film in China.

The robots and monsters epic - starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and Charlie Day - took 45.2 million dollars in its debut in China, marking the biggest box office opening of all time for a Warner Bros film and the sixth biggest debut of all time for any Hollywood movie.

The film's huge haul in China, where it is number one at the box office, helped push its international total to over 200 million dollars.

The Wrap reported that its debut even topped that of Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, which opened with 32 million in the country last year.

The big-budget action adventure about giant robots (Jaegers) saving the world from aliens (Kaijus) is based on a screenplay written by the director and Travis Beacham.

Guillermo recently revealed that he has already thought about a follow up.

"We do have a story for the sequel. We are working on it," he said last month.

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