John Woo War Epic Sets New China Box-office Record: Report

From AFP:

John Woo‘s epic “Red Cliff” has set a new box-office record for a Chinese film, state media reported Wednesday.

The film, which depicts war and turbulence in third-century China, raked in 302 million yuan (44 million dollars) in China after it opened on July 10, the Southern Metropolis Daily said.

The earnings overtook the previous record of 280 million yuan set by “Curse of the Golden Flower,” directed by Olympic opening ceremony mastermind Zhang Yimou, the report said, citing producer China Film Group.

August 13, 2008 8:11 PM
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