January 5th, 2012
05:21 PM ET
That box office gross makes the film the sixth largest release ever in the country, and the top grossing Chinese movie of 2011. Directed by Zhang Yimou, "Flowers of War" is well on its way to recouping its $100 million budget, the largest of any Chinese film to date.
It still has a while to go before it could come close to surpassing the $204 million "Avatar" made at the Chinese box office, which makes it the No. 1 release of all time in the country.
"Flowers of War" bowed in China on December 16, and had a one week run in the States at the end of December.
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