Cast members of the film "Godspeed" walk on the red carpet of the 13th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, capital of China, April 21, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
BEIJING – China's box office amassed around 1.52 billion yuan ($220 million) over the five-day period ending Wednesday, recording the third highest-grossing May Day holiday.
It came after 1.67 billion yuan generated during the holiday in 2021 and 1.53 billion yuan for a four-day holiday in 2019, according to film data platforms Maoyan and Beacon.
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Topping the holiday sales chart was comedy "Godspeed" with 513 million yuan, or nearly 34 percent of the total. It was immediately followed by critically-acclaimed action film "Born to Fly," a dramatic depiction of China's elite pilots testing new fighter jets, with 466 million yuan.
Both films were from the same lead producer – Chinese writer-turned-film director Han Han's Shanghai Tingdong Film.
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