'Embrace Again' continues box office hot streak ahead of 2022 Spring Festival

Chinese romance film "Embrace Again" topped the domestic weekly box office (January 17-23) for the fourth consecutive week with 67.8 million yuan ($10.7 million) in revenue, making it the highest-grossing film so far in 2022. 

Crime thriller "Fireflies in the Sun" grossed 50 million yuan last week, ranking second. It was followed by gangster film "G Storm 5," which earned 43 million yuan in box office takings, according to data from the China Movie Data Information Network.

As of 2 p.m. on January 24, the total pre-sale box office of new releases for the 2022 Spring Festival season has exceeded 150 million yuan. The sequel to last year's mega-hit Chinese movie "The Battle at Lake Changjin II" has earned 43 million yuan as of Monday, dominating the pre-sale box office. It follows the Chinese People's Volunteers Army as they take on a new task at Water Gate Bridge, a crucial bridge on the retreat route of American troops during the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-1953).

Starred by all-round actor Jackson Yee and directed by the up-and-coming Wen Muye, hot-blooded film "Nice View" is one of the most anticipated films set to premiere during the Chinese New Year. Acclaimed director Han Han's new production, comedy action movie "Only Fools Rush In," is also gaining attention.

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