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Chinese "Wolf Warriors 2" Sets Box Office Records

Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From TheWrap:

With $775 million and counting as of Aug. 21, director and star Wu Jing’s “Wolf Warriors 2” has easily become China’s highest-grossing movie ever, thanks to a favorable schedule, a massive audience salivating for something worth going to the theater for — and a distinctly Chinese approach to a shoot-‘em-up epic.

The film, which stars Wu as Leng Feng, a special-ops soldier who attempts to rescue trapped Chinese civilians from the midst of an African civil war, passed Stephen Chow’s “The Mermaid,” which was the first homegrown Chinese film to break the $500 million mark at the country’s box office. “Wolf Warriors 2” is also the only Chinese movie to crack the all-time worldwide top 100 in box office gross.

While U.S. box office has endured an abysmal summer, why has director Wu Jing’s adventure been so dominant? Here are three key factors behind the unprecedented success of “Wolf Warriors 2”:

- Read the full article at TheWrap.com


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