China Epic ‘Battle at Lake Changjin’ Sets U.S Releases

Los Angeles, November, 17, 2021 – Chinese distributor CMC Pictures is set to release the war epic in the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 19.

The film is currently the highest-grossing title in the world and in China so far in 2021, having earned $881 million in its home market alone — good news for the movie billed as China’s most expensive production of all time.

“The Battle at Lake Changjin” is co-directed by three leading, acclaimed directors: Chen Kaige (“Farewell My Concubine”), Tsui Hark (“Once Upon a Time in China”) and Dante Lam (“Operation Red Sea.”).

The film is backed by Bona Film Group, August First Film Studio, Huaxia Film Distribution, China Film, Shanghai Film Group, Alibaba Pictures, and Beijing Dengfeng International Media.

Its cast is led by Jackson Yee, the star of Oscar-nominated Hong Kong youth drama “Better Days,” as well as Wu Jing, best known for his star turn in “Wolf Warrior 2.”

“The Battle at Lake Changjin” is the highest-grossing film worldwide so far this year, having grossed a massive 5.668 billion yuan (886 million U.S. dollars) in the Chinese mainland alone since Sept. 30, according to the box office data compiled by Maoyan, a Chinese movie-ticketing and film data platform.

It’s also the second-highest-grossing title of all time at China’s box office, trailing only the 2017 Chinese action film “Wolf Warrior 2,” which earned 5.69 billion yuan (890 million dollars). Enditem