Now that films are slowly releasing in theaters and audiences are returning to theaters, the film collection is also returning to what it was normally at the box office. According to Chinese government sources, on Friday, the box office of Chinese cinema exceeded 4.2 billion RMB ($ 651 million) for the seven-day period of the national holiday.
The biggest collection was “The Battle of Changjin Lake”. It grossed 3.50 billion RMB ($ 543 million) on Friday at 5 p.m. local time. It was his ninth day out. Then it was “My Country, My Parents” in second position in terms of collection. The film grossed 1.08 billion RMB ($ 167 million).
Both films are released on the same day, September 30, as October 1 marks the celebration of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. It’s holiday week in the country.
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The film collection was seen in 2019 because after the world was closed due to Covid19. The theaters were closed and no films were properly shown in theaters in 2020. Thus, in 2021, the sum is 5% lower than the 4.4 billion RMB reported in 2019. The ten-day total in 2019 was RMB 5 billion, including the previous weekend. national day 2019.
Understandably, the box office took a hit this year too. Compared to 2019, the collection is not too high. This year was marked by a deficit of 27% compared to 2019.
Speaking of “The Battle of Changjin Lake”, the film became the eighth highest grossing film in China. The film is expected to overtake “Avengers: Endgame” which ranks sixth at 4.25 billion RMB ($ 659 million – including exchange rate). The overall record belongs to “Wolf Warrior 2” which occupies the first position with 5.69 billion RMB (882 million dollars).