Top grossing Chinese films all through years

By Zhang Rui
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10, "Hero"

"Hero" [Photo/]

Box office gross: 250 million yuan

Release date: Dec. 19, 2002

The film has held the record for: 4 years

Box office total gross of all films in China that year: 950 million yuan

In 2002, China started to implement the system of theater chains operation. Zhang Yimou's "Hero" ousted "Final Decision" and beat other Hollywood blockbusters including "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Besides, "Hero" also had success in the United States and its worldwide total gross was 1.35 billion yuan. The triumph of "Hero" marks the beginning of China's commercial film blockbuster era.

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