Release date announced for Chinese drama 'Sister' in Australia, New Zealand

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Hit drama "Sister," which helped drive China's box office revenue during the Tomb-sweeping Day holiday to a record high of 821 million yuan (125 million U.S. dollars), is set for release in Australia and New Zealand on April 22.

A poster of Sister. [Photo/VCG]

CMC Pictures, which has brought many Chinese films abroad, announced the news on Saturday evening via social media.

The domestic film from emerging director Yin Ruoxin led China's box office chart for the three-day holiday ending on April 5, contributing 378 million yuan or 46 percent of the total.

Tomb-sweeping Day, also known as the Qingming Festival, was observed on April 4 this year. It is a day during which people traditionally pay tribute to deceased family members, worship their ancestors and go on spring outings.

"Sister" tells the intimate story of a young girl, played by Zhang Zifeng, who has to choose between pursuing her personal dream and taking care of her little brother after their parents die in a car crash.

The film has topped China's daily box office chart since its debut on April 2, when it ended the weeklong dominance of American movie "Godzilla vs Kong" following the latter's release on March 26.

Saturday also saw the Chinese film's total earnings cross the 600-million-yuan mark, and box office tracker Maoyan forecasts that it will complete its box office run in China with more than 900 million yuan.

The total sales of "Godzilla vs Kong" at China's box office, currently at 1 billion yuan, are expected to hit 1.2 billion yuan, according to the latest estimation from Maoyan. 

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