‘The Battle at Lake Changjin’ is the Chinese War film that premiered on 21st September 2021 and was directed by Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark, and Dante Lam. The much-anticipated war film has broken the box office earning 1.012 billion yuan ($155.12 million) at the Chinese box office on Saturday, just three days after its release on Thursday. As reported, the movie has upgraded over $203 million over the weekend already. The war film is practically made an explosive opening during the country’s long National Day holiday weekend, earning $235 million from Thursday to Sunday whereas 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.
As reported by a Local provider Ent Group from China showed that the movie fancied a massive 157,000 screenings per day and local people bought tickets over the weekends like Friday to Sunday selling over 25.5 million tickets. The recent films like “My Country, My Parents,” which earned $70.6 million over the weekend proper and a “Venom”-like $90.4 million total over four days whereas “Changjin” earned $12.9 million of its total from Imax giant screens, making it the third biggest Imax opening weekend of all time. The Battle at Lake Changjin has already broken 10 Chinese film history records. The score in Mainland China came 9.5 out of 10 making the film a massive blockbuster all over the country.
The plot is based on the war of Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. The battle took place in the Lake Changjin area on the eastern front in the second battle of the War to Aid Korea and Resist U.S. Aggression. The Battle at Lake Changjin portrays major historical events of the Chinese war for the civilians. The movie is set to be one of the best in the country since its release and the storyline follows up to be events that have happened in the past. During the Country’s National Day holiday, 13 films are being screened with a wide range of themes from history and war to romance and cartoon fantasy. Eleven of these thirteen films are made in China. The film is produced by Yu Dong, one of the famous producer in China and he recently interviewed how the film is also educational due to the showcasing of historical moments and the kind of war happened back in the days making it more popular among the audience.
The movie was made about the production budget reported to be over $200 million with three of the best Chinese directors in the Country. It is an epic war film praising the triumphs of Chinese soldiers fighting American-led United Nations forces in the early days of the Korean War (1950-1953). China portrays its involvement in the war as an act of self-defense and one of support for North Korean leader Kim Il-sung. The strategic significance of this war is huge. It directly affected the entire War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea and laid the foundation for victory as reported by the producer.