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"Caught in Time" leads China's daily box office

Xinhua
21 Nov 2020, 20:18 GMT+10

BEIJING, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Action crime film "Caught in Time" led the Chinese mainland daily box office chart on its opening day Friday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Saturday.

The film, directed by Lau Ho Leung and starring Daniel Wu and Wang Qianyuan, raked in about 50.59 million yuan (about 7.69 million U.S. dollars) on Friday.

Set in the 1990s in China, the film follows a vice squad leader in the fierce fight against a team of gangsters who committed a series of robberies.

War film "The Sacrifice" ranked second, grossing about 8.51 million yuan on Friday. That brought the film's total box office revenue since its Oct. 23 debut to 1.03 billion yuan. Set during the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-1953), the film was co-directed by Guan Hu, also the director of this year's blockbuster war epic "The Eight Hundred."

Coming in third was "Greenland," earning about 7.52 million yuan on its first day of screening. The disaster movie directed by Ric Roman Waugh sees a family struggling to reach Greenland and survive an apocalyptic comet approaching the earth.

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