China Box Office: ‘Battle at Lake Changjin’ Gets Underway With $235M Opening

The Chinese war epic is projected to finish its run with over $700 million.

The global box office enjoyed a long overdue blockbuster weekend, with James Bond installment No Time To Die rocketing to $119.1 million from 54 markets and Venom: Let There Be Carnage opening to a pandemic-best $90.1 million at the domestic box office.

But the truly enormous business was happening over in China, where local war epic The Battle at Lake Changjin made an explosive opening during the country’s long National Day holiday weekend, earning $235 million from Thursday to Sunday (from Friday to Sunday, it totaled $203.2 million). Bringing additional energy to the Chinese multiplex, the patriotic ensemble film My Country, My Parents opened in second place with a healthy $90.6 million during the same stretch, according to data from Artisan Gateway.

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