Headlines from China: ‘The Wandering Earth’ Became the 2nd High-grossing Film of All Time in China


‘The Wandering Earth’ Became the 2nd High-grossing Film of All Time in China

According to box office data from ticketing platform Maoyan, the total box office of science fiction movie The Wandering Earth has crossed 3.8 billion yuan ($561 million) after 14 days in release, overtaking Operation Red Sea (3.65 billion yuan) as the 2nd highest-grossing film of all time in China. The Wandering Earth was released in Chinese theaters on February 5 along with seven other Chinese films, such as Crazy Alien, The New King of Comedy and Pegasus. The Wandering Earth didn’t excel at the beginning, but caught up quickly as good word-of-mouth started to spread. Currently, the film has received over 0.9 million reviews on Douban with an average score of 7.9/10. According to the film’s official Weibo account, it has made $3.82 million in North America after 11 days in release. As of now, the film’s IMDB score is 7.9. Read more on caijing

‘Wolf Warrior 2’ and ‘The Wandering Earth’ Star Wu Jing’s Next Film Unveiled

China Yishu Bao (“中国艺术报”)recently reported that Chinese director and actor Wu Jing would play the leading role in upcoming film Qumolangma, which followed three Chinese mountain climbers, as they made it to the top of Qumolangma for the first time back in the 1960s. The film is written by Chinese novelist Alai and Hong Kong filmmaker Daniel Lee, and will be directed by Daniel Lee. It’s rumored that Jackie Chan and Zhang Ziyi will also join the cast. Since January, Wu Jing has been posting pictures of him climbing mountains on social media. Many speculated that he was preparing for Wolf Warrior 3. It turns out that he was preparing for the shooting of Qumolangma. Read more on Mtime

Le Vision Pictures Added to “List of Dishonest Enterprises’ by Court

It was reported that Le Vision Pictures has been listed as dishonest by the Beijing Third Intermediate People’s Court due to its failure in following court order to report its assets. On February 18, Le Vision Pictures released a statement on its official Weibo account, claiming that there was miscommunication between the company and the court, which led to the court decision. Currently, Le Vision Pictures is negotiating with the court to withdraw this decision. Le Vision Pictures also claims that the company currently is doing well. Read more on Yicai