'The Captain' still leads Chinese mainland box office

2019-10-16 14:06:46 Xinhua Mo Hong'e

Domestic disaster film "The Captain" continued leading the Chinese mainland box office Tuesday, raking in more than 2.5 billion yuan (about 353 million yuan) since its Sept. 30 debut, the China Movie Data Information Network said Wednesday.

A cinematic portrayal of a miraculous emergency landing of the Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 in May 2018, the film grossed over 32 million yuan on Tuesday, the 16th day of its screening.

It is based on an event that occurred on May 14, 2018 when a captain of Sichuan Airlines managed a safe emergency landing and brought 119 passengers and nine crew members home safely.

"My People, My Country," a film that draws on historical and classic moments since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, came second on the daily box office chart, generating 31.6 million yuan.

Suspense film "A Witness out of the Blue" took the third place with a box office revenue of 23 million yuan.

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