Film on China’s poverty battle grosses $295 mln

BEIJING: “My People, My Homeland,” an anthology comedy film depicting China’s achievements in the battle against poverty, has generated a total of 2 billion yuan (295 million U.S. dollars) at the China box office since its release on Oct. 1, both the National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Widely referred to as a follow-up to the 2019 patriotic blockbuster “My People, My Country,” the National Day holiday hit saw its box office receipts cross the 2-billion-yuan mark on Saturday evening, showed data compiled by Beacon, a digital platform for film distribution and advertising. It took “My People, My Homeland” only nine and a half days to score this amount of revenue, the fastest so far this year in China.
During the outgoing eight-day National Day holiday ending on Thursday, the star-studded five-part comedy contributed about half of China’s total box office of 3.95 billion yuan for the period, according to the China Movie Data Information Network. The film adopts a storytelling technique of collective creation — one film contains multiple stories by different directors. It has Zhang Yimou, one of the best-known Chinese filmmakers, as the executive producer, and Ning Hao as the general director. – Agencies