Chinese blockbuster Changjin is now the world’s first 2021 winner
Chinese patriotic blockbuster “Battle of Changjin Lake” beat national comedy “Hi, Mom” on Saturday to become the highest-grossing title so far this year, both in China and globally
BEIJING, October 30 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – October 30, 2021): Chinese patriotic blockbuster “The Battle of Changjin Lake” beat the national comedy “Hi, Mum” on Saturday to become the highest-grossing title so far this year, both in China and around the world.
The cumulative total of the historic epic since September 30 has exceeded 5.41 billion yuan (about 846.54 million US dollars), the amount earned by “Hi, Mom”, the first project of the realization of comedian Jia Ling, according to data from the Maoyan box office tracker. .
About 115 million moviegoers have so far watched “The Battle of Changjin Lake” in theaters across China.
The war film is currently the second highest grossing title of all time at the Chinese box office, just behind the 2017 Chinese action film “Wolf Warrior 2”, which grossed 5.69 billion yuan.
In his new estimate, Maoyan predicts that “The Battle of Changjin Lake” will end its Chinese box office with more than 5.6 billion yuan.
Set during the War on American Aggression and Aid to Korea (1950-1953) and starring Wu Jing and Jackson Yee, the three-hour film tells the story of Chinese People’s Volunteer soldiers bravely fighting through freezing weather during a key campaign at Changjin Lake, or Chosin Reservoir.
The story of how the young warriors were willing to risk anything to defend their homeland against the best equipped army in the world, despite their lack of food and warm clothing and in the midst of the freezing cold, moved many moviegoers. to tears.
The film was directed by three great directors – Chen Kaige, Hark Tsui and Dante Lam.
According to an official announcement made via social media on Thursday, “The Battle of Changjin Lake” is expected to have a sequel called “Water Gate Bridge,” which will see the return of stars Wu Jing and Jackson Yee, along with other key members of the original cast.
The new film, whose release date has yet to be announced, follows CPV soldiers from the same company as they take on a new task. And this time, their battlefield is a crucial bridge over the retreat route for American troops.