John Woo Epic Takes China Record
The John Woo epic “Red Cliff“, dubbed the most expensive movie made in Asia, enjoyed record takings for a Chinese film in its opening weekend in China, the movie’s distributor said Wednesday.
The film, which depicts events in the ancient Three Kingdoms period, made 108 million yuan (16 million dollars) in mainland China in the four days after its debut last week, said China Film Group spokesman Weng Li.
It also took 27 million yuan on its first day, another record in China, according to Weng.
The box office takings beat other previous domestic blockbusters “Curse of the Golden Flower,” directed by Olympic opening ceremony mastermind Zhang Yimou, or Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Xinhua news agency said.
Read also “Red Cliff” breaks opening-weekend box office record in China by Xinhua.