Nick Vallelonga (left) and Green Book’s director, Peter Farrelly, pose with the Oscars for best original screenplay and best picture after last month’s Academy Awards ceremony. Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Green Book has near-record opening weekend in China after Oscar best picture win

  • Film about the bond between a black pianist and his white chauffeur touring the US Deep South takes US$15 million in opening weekend in China
  • Chinese co-production sparks a craze among film-goers for fried chicken, the eating of which is a key plot device in Green Book
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Nick Vallelonga (left) and Green Book’s director, Peter Farrelly, pose with the Oscars for best original screenplay and best picture after last month’s Academy Awards ceremony. Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
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