Action star Jackie Chan's Hollywood blockbuster Rush Hour 2 has been kicked into touch by local hit Shaolin Soccer in the battle for the summer box-office dollar. The US-financed Rush Hour 2 had raked in $10.4 million in the SAR by Sunday, 11 days after its release at 33 cinemas. Its box office takings edged up slightly to $10.7 million by yesterday. But its 11-day takings are little more than a third of those for the Canto-comedy Shaolin Soccer, which grossed $29 million at local box offices in the period. Shaolin Soccer was released early last month and stars comedian Stephen Chiau Sing-chi - who also directed the movie. By yesterday it had grossed $58 million in the SAR - becoming the biggest locally produced box-office hit. But Chan's buddy-cop comedy did take the US box-office by storm. Rush Hour 2 grossed US$67.4 million (HK$525 million) in its first three days at more than 3,000 American cinemas. Film critic Paul Fonoroff said he preferred Chiau's film to Chan's because it was funnier. 'I think Hong Kong's audience prefers to see Jackie Chan in local films rather than in foreign productions,' he said. 'For Rush Hour 2, the plot isn't that great . . . I am really surprised the Americans are so fond of it.' But veteran film critic Law Kar said Rush Hour 2's box-office takings were an incredible feat given that the movie industry was still struggling to emerge from a recession. 'Not many films can make $10 million these days and so Rush Hour 2's $10 million is quite good if one does not compare it to Shaolin Soccer , which is an exceptionally good production,' he said. Bonnie Chan, a spokeswoman for Golden Scene, the local distributors of Rush Hour 2, said: 'It's hard to compare the two films because Shaolin Soccer adopts a lot of special effects while Rush Hour 2 involves real action stuff.'