Top grossing Chinese films all through years

By Zhang Rui
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11, "Final Decision"

"Final Decision" [Photo/]

Box office gross: 120 million yuan

Release date: July 18, 2000

The film has held the record for: 1 years and 7 months

Box office total gross of all films in China that year: 860 million yuan

The anti-corruption drama "Final Decision" directed by Yu Benzheng became the first Chinese-made film to go beyond the 100 million yuan mark, breaking the record held by "Rumble in the Bronx" for more than five years. In the same year, even the Hollywood blockbuster "The Matrix" only grossed 17 million yuan in China.

From 1995 to 2000, Chinese films kept fighting with the Hollywood blockbusters.

In 1996, "Police Story 4: First Strike," directed by Stanley Tong and starring Jackie Chan, grossed 80 million yuan to come top, surpassing the imported blockbuster "Mission Impossible" which grossed 45.1 million yuan. In 1997, Xie Jin's "The Opium War" grossed 72 million yuan. It was the highest grossing Chinese film that year, but lost the general top position to "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" by Steven Spielberg, which grossed 72.1 millionyuan.

In 1998, Jackie Chan and Benny Chan's "Who Am I?" became the top Chinese film with income of 80 million yuan. But in the same the year, the phenomenal "Titanic" by James Cameron grossed 360 million yuan, setting the benchmark for years to come. In 1999, the comedy "Be There or Be Square" by Feng Xiaogang grossed 43 million yuan to beat out the Hollywood sci-fi epic "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace."

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