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'The Battle at Lake Changjin' Leads Chinese Box Office Chart

Source:Xinhua Published:2021-10-04 14:57

Historical epic "The Battle at Lake Changjin" topped the Chinese mainland box office on Saturday, data from the China Movie Data Information Network showed Sunday.

Co-directed by Chen Kaige, Hark Tsui and Dante Lam, the film ended its third day of screening with over 433 million yuan (about $66.77 million).

Set in the War to Resist US 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 Lake Changjin, or Chosin Reservoir.

It was followed by patriotic anthology "My Country, My Parents," which ranked second with a daily box office of 161.58 million yuan.

Chinese animated film "Dear Tutu: Operation T-Rex" pocketed 7.67 million yuan on Saturday, ranking third.

During the National Day holiday, 13 films are being screened with a wide range of themes from history and war, romance to cartoon fantasy. Eleven of these 13 films are made in China.

Editor:Zhao Hanqing