War epic “The Eight Hundred” pushes box office sales to 220 million RMB

Huge demand for tickets for the war epic film The Eight Hundred have resulted in China’s daily box office sales hitting a new high since cinemas reopened a month ago. Ticket sales brought in 220 million RMB on Saturday, of which “The Eight Hundred” contributed over 190 million RMB according to data provided by Maoyan, a film data platform.

The 3D digital restoration of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone was holding the post-COVID box office record with 157 million RMB of ticket sales in a single weekend.

The Eight Hundred shows Chinese soldiers defending a warehouse against the invading Japanese army in 1937 during the Sino-Japanese War. It looks to be one of 2020’s most successful films in China and has grossed more than 560 million RMB so far. 


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