Bale's 'Flowers of War' a hit at Chinese box office
January 5th, 2012
05:21 PM ET

Bale's 'Flowers of War' a hit at Chinese box office

Christian Bale's star turn in China's "Flowers of War" has been a success: The historical drama earned $83 million in 17 days, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. fattom

    good movie,good actor and actress and good director.

    January 6, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. lucy

    Congratulations! I have just read this news on millionaire dating site( I'm very glad to hear it.

    January 6, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Daniel

    I just saw avatar for the first time. I got talked into it. Didn't think I would care for it 1 bit. Thought the characters looked like a bunch of weird smurfs. I was wrong. It was a good movie.

    January 6, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Seth Michaelson

    It has been interestin­g to watch China evolve into an art loving country. It's actually a beautiful place to live. Traveling and living in China is pretty affordable for westerners looking to visit or live in the country. I came across some stats that say you can have a decent life in China for a mere $28,000 per year. Retirement destinatio­n?

    January 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. madhater

    Bale is the shiz.

    January 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hollyworld

      Asian Slaves!

      January 6, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |

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