Cinema receipts on the rise in October
BEIJING: China’s monthly box office total climbed nearly 20% year-on-year in October, driven by big wins from patriotic blockbusters, especially “The Battle of Changjin Lake.”
October revenues in China, currently the world’s largest box office market, totaled nearly 7.58 billion yuan ($ 1.18 billion), China Film News reported on Monday, citing official figures. preliminary.
This is an increase of 19.05% from the 6.36 billion yuan recorded in the same month last year.
This October was the second-highest grossing month in Chinese box office history, behind the same month before the 2019 pandemic, when around 8.32 billion yuan was generated.
Domestic productions contributed more than 90 percent of monthly income, as in the previous two years.
“The Battle of Changjin Lake” tops the monthly charts at 5.29 billion yuan, followed by the patriotic anthology “My Country, My Parents” at 1.36 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.
With its cumulative revenue exceeding 5.5 billion yuan on Monday, “The Battle of Changjin Lake” is expected to end its run with up to 5.7 billion yuan, according to a recently updated ticketing platform estimate. Maoyan electronics.