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"The Captain" leads Chinese mainland box office

(Xinhua)    14:11, October 09, 2019

Domestic disaster film "The Captain" topped the Chinese mainland box office Tuesday, the China Movie Data Information Network said Wednesday.

It grossed more than 80 million yuan (around 11.3 million U.S. dollars) on the ninth day of its screening, and its total box office revenue has exceeded 2 billion yuan.

"The Captain" is a cinematic portrayal of a real-life event that occurred on May 14, 2018, when a captain of Sichuan Airlines managed a safe emergency landing and brought home the 119 passengers and nine crew members on board safely.

Coming in the second and third are "My People, My Country" and "The Climbers," two domestically-produced films screened in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. The two films raked in 51.64 million yuan and 24.72 million yuan, respectively.

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