Chinese Blockbuster's Box Office Total Tops 5.6 Bln Yuan
Chand Sahkeel Published November 09, 2021 | 12:57 PM
Patriotic Chinese blockbuster "The Battle at Lake Changjin" saw its cumulative box office total since Sept. 30 exceed 5.6 billion yuan (about 876.33 million U.S. dollars) on Tuesday
BEIJING, Nov. 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Nov, 2021 ) :Patriotic Chinese blockbuster "The Battle at Lake Changjin" saw its cumulative box office total since Sept. 30 exceed 5.6 billion Yuan (about 876.33 million U.S. dollars) on Tuesday.
Jointly directed by Chen Kaige, Hark Tsui and Dante Lam, "The Battle at Lake Changjin" is set during the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-1953) and tells the story of Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) soldiers fighting bravely in freezing temperatures in a key campaign at Lake Changjin, or Chosin Reservoir.
The story of young warriors willing to risk it all to defend their motherland against the world's best-equipped army, despite the lack of food and warm clothing amid the bitter cold, has moved many moviegoers to tears.
"The Battle at Lake Changjin" is currently the second-highest-grossing title of all time at China's box office, trailing only the 2017 Chinese action film "Wolf Warrior 2," which earned 5.69 billion yuan, or 870 million U.S. Dollars per foreign exchange rates back then.
The war epic is set to have a sequel called "Water Gate Bridge," which will see the return of stars Wu Jing and Jackson Yee, as well as other leading members of the original cast, according to an official announcement made via social media in late October.
The new film, for which a release date is yet to be announced, follows CPV soldiers of the same company as they take on a new task. And this time, their battlefield is a crucial bridge on the retreat route of American troops.