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Top 4 Chinese movies that break box office records

(CRI Online)    14:19, July 28, 2015

A picture posted by Xu Zheng showing a crowned Huba - the name of the monster in the new box office hit film - dancing on top of his iconic shaven head to celebrate the success of "Monster Hunt" on July 26 in 2015. [Photo: Chinadaily]

According to the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China , live-action animation film "Monster Hunt" has earned more than 1.276 billion yuan at the box office after it hit Chinese cinemas on July 16.

"Lost in Thailand" directed by Xu Zheng has held the Chinese box office record from 2012 which Xu also congratulated Monster Hunt on its success.

"Records are set to be broken," his Weibo posting read, "Go ahead, Chinese movies."

Top 4 Chinese Movies in Box Office History

First Place★★★★★

Directed by Raman Hui, the Hong Kong animator known as the father of Hollywood blockbuster series "Shrek", "Monster Hunt" tells a story of a young man who creates a monster by accident. Its star-studded cast includes Jing Boran, Bai Baihe, Yao Chen, Tang Wei, Eric Tsang and Sandra Ng.

Second Place★★★★☆

  Poster of "Lost in Thailand" [Photo: Xinhua]

The recent success of a low-budget comedy shows that Chinese audiences are not too demanding. They simply want to be entertained and, sometimes, have a nerve touched.

"Lost in Thailand", the successful low-budget comedy, cost just 30 million yuan to make but earned 1.268 billion yuan at the box office.

It has become the first Chinese film ever to pass the 1-billion-yuan threshold and overtake the Hollywood movie Avatar.

Third Place★★★☆☆

The film still of Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons. [Photo: Chinadaily]

The movie "Journey to the West" was released on February 10, 2013 in China. It is loosely based on the Chinese classic "Journey to the West."

It earned 1 billion yuan (159 million U.S. dollars) in just half a month.

Fourth Place

A poster of Ning Hao's road trip comedy Breakup Buddies. [Photo: ent.cnr.cn]

Breakup Buddies, a comedy, directed by Ning Hao, has reached 1.167 billion yuan (188 million U.S dollars) at the box office, ranked after Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons.

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(Editor:Ma Xiaochun,Zhang Qian)

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