Spy thriller "Cliff Walkers" continues leading China box office

2021-05-13 04:35:14 GMT2021-05-13 12:35:14(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- "Cliff Walkers," Chinese director Zhang Yimou's first foray into the spy genre, continued topping China's box office chart, according to data from the China Movie Data Information Network on Thursday.

The action thriller grossed over 16.55 million yuan (about 2.56 million U.S. dollars) on Wednesday, marking the tenth consecutive day of dominating China's daily box office.

Set in northeast China in 1930s, it follows Communist Party special agents as they test their wits against their enemies to complete a secret mission. It has pocketed 821 million yuan since its release on April 30.

It was followed by the revenge thriller "Wrath of Man," finishing the day with 11.17 million yuan in daily revenue.

"Break Through the Darkness," a crime action movie telling the story of China's fight against organized crime, took third place with 10.14 million yuan.