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It's not "Venom" and not even "No Time To Die" that currently holds record for biggest opening number

Writer: Heidi Hsia

The Chinese war film is directed by the three greats - Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark and Dante Lam
The Chinese war film is directed by the three greats - Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark and Dante Lam

7 Oct – Despite "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" topping the US opening number and "No Time To Die" making USD 119.1 million overseas, the actual winner of this week's opening number is actually a lesser known Chinese film - or at least in some parts of the world.

Chinese war film "The Battle at Lake Changjin" recently made a stunning debut of USD 237 million at the box office, surpassing not only the Sony antihero film and the Bond flick, but also the previously released "Dune" numbers combined.

There is also a possibility that the movie, starring current China box office record holder, "Wolf Warrior II" actor Wu Jing, may challenge the said film's number as well. "Wolf Warrior II" previously made USD 854 million at the 2017 box office.

Helmed by Chinese auteur Chen Kaige, legendary action filmmaker Tsui Hark, and Hong Kong's award-winning director Dante Lam, the film revolves around the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, and was made as part of the 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party of China.

Aside from Wu Jing, the film also co-stars Jackson Yee, Zhang Hanyu, Elvis Han, Duan Yihong, and Li Chen.


"The Battle at Lake Changjin" may surpass China's box office record holder, "Wolf Warrior 2"


Cinema Online, 07 October 2021

Related Movies:
Wolf Warrior 2 (Mandarin) (28 Jul 2017)
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (11 Nov 2021) [Trailers]
No Time To Die (25 Nov 2021) [Trailers]

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