War epic dominates China's advance holiday box office sales

Source: Xinhua| 2021-09-28 11:26:05|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The historical epic "The Battle at Lake Changjin" by directors Chen Kaige, Hark Tsui and Dante Lam continued its dominance of the advance box office chart for China's National Day holiday releases.

It earned more than 80 million yuan (12.38 million U.S. dollars) in pre-sale tickets as of Tuesday morning, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the total advance sales of eight new titles that are set for release around the holiday, according to film data platform Maoyan.

Set in the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-1953) and headlined by Wu Jing and Jackson Yee, the film tells the story of the Chinese People's Volunteers soldiers fighting bravely under freezing temperatures in a key campaign at the titular lake.

The patriotic anthology known as "My Country, My Parents" has garnered more than 27 million yuan in advance sales. Co-directed by Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Xu Zheng, and Shen Teng, the film is set to debut on Sept. 30, day-and-date with "The Battle at Lake Changjin."

The advance sales data cover both Sept. 30 and the National Day holiday from Oct. 1 to 7, which is known as a golden week for major cultural and tourism consumption and usually a lucrative moviegoing period in China. Enditem

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