"The Secret of the Magic Gourd," the first non-Hollywood movie made by the Walt Disney Co. have made more than US$1 million (EUR740,000) at Chinese box offices in its first week. But it is far behind two of this year's biggest American releases, the company said Monday.
Disney's first major venture into localized Chinese content, made more than US$1 million (EUR740,000), or 7.6 million Chinese yuan in the week since its debut on June 29, the company said in a statement.
By comparison, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," earned 80 million yuan (US$10.5 million; EUR7.7 million) in China in its first week since its June 12 release, while "Spider-Man 3" brought in 70 million yuan (US$9.2 million; EUR6.7 million), according to China's state-run Xinhua News Agency.
About 1,600 fighters of private military company (PMC) Wagner left the war zone in western Libya, Anadolu agency reports with reference to Mohammed Kununu, a representative of Libyan government forces.
According to him, PMC employees involved in the Libyan conflict on the side of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar departed from Beni Walid airport near Tripoli on board two military transport aircraft. Their destination remains unknown.
Dmitry Peskov, an official spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, was discharged from hospital.
"Yes, that's true," Peskov told reporters.