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'Transformers' hits big in Shanghai

THOUSANDS of movie buffs crowded local cinemas in the wee hours of the night yesterday for a chance to see the debut of Hollywood blockbuster "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."

The science fiction movie was released on the Chinese mainland yesterday, three weeks after its initial screening in North America.

At the Peace Cinema, which has an IMAX screen, transformer fans lined up for tickets at 11pm Wednesday. Tickets for the premiere were snatched up within minutes, Shanghai TV news reported.

At the Shanghai Film Art Center, moviegoers filled more than 60 percent of the seats in the largest theater, with a capacity of 1,000, for the midnight premiere.


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