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The Top Ten Highest-Grossing Domestic Chinese Films of All Time


The Chinese film industry has seen incredible growth over the past few decades, producing some of the highest-grossing films globally. These films not only break box office records but also captivate audiences with their compelling stories and stunning visuals. Here’s a look at the top ten highest-grossing domestic Chinese films of all time.


1. The Battle at Lake Changjin (2021)

Gross: ¥5.77 billion (approx. $913 million) This epic war film portrays the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, focusing on the heroic efforts of Chinese soldiers under extreme conditions.


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2. Wolf Warrior 2 (2017)

Gross: ¥5.68 billion (approx. $870 million) An action-packed sequel starring Wu Jing, it follows a Chinese soldier on a mission in Africa to rescue hostages from rebels and mercenaries.


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3. Hi, Mom (2021)

Gross: ¥5.41 billion (approx. $822 million) Directed by and starring Jia Ling, this heartwarming comedy-drama is based on her own life story, where a daughter travels back in time to meet her mother and improve her life.


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4. Ne Zha (2019)

Gross: ¥5.02 billion (approx. $726 million) This animated fantasy film retells the classic Chinese myth of Ne Zha, a boy born with unique powers destined to fight evil.


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5. The Wandering Earth (2019)

Gross: ¥4.68 billion (approx. $699 million) Based on Liu Cixin's novella, this sci-fi epic depicts humanity's efforts to move Earth to a new star system to escape a dying sun.


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6. Detective Chinatown 3 (2021)

Gross: ¥4.52 billion (approx. $686 million) This comedy-mystery film follows detectives Tang Ren and Qin Feng as they solve a major case in Tokyo, filled with humor and intricate plots.


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7. Water Gate Bridge (2022)

Gross: ¥4.12 billion (approx. $626 million) A sequel to "The Battle at Lake Changjin," it continues the story of Chinese soldiers during the Korean War, facing new challenges and battles.


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8. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Gross: ¥4.06 billion (approx. $610 million) Although not a Chinese film, "Avengers: Endgame" earned significant revenue in China, showcasing its massive popularity among Chinese audiences.


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9. Operation Red Sea (2018)

Gross: ¥3.65 billion (approx. $575 million) Based on the 2015 evacuation of Chinese citizens from Yemen, this action-war film highlights the bravery and skill of the Chinese Navy.


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10. The Eight Hundred (2020)

Gross: ¥3.13 billion (approx. $474 million) Set during the Battle of Shanghai in 1937, this war film portrays the defense of the Sihang Warehouse by 800 Chinese soldiers against a much larger Japanese army.


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