Patriotic films ruled the box office in China over the national day holiday. Ge You plays a taxi driver celebrating the opening of the Beijing Olympics in My People, My Country.

Chinese national day holiday box office winners and losers: from My People, My Country to The Captain, patriotism rules

  • Holiday box office takings more than doubled, to US$224 million, amid a slew of patriotic releases; two of the three biggest earners have Hong Kong directors
  • American films, including animation Abominable, bagged two of 10 national day holiday release slots; another animated film, from China, flopped
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Patriotic films ruled the box office in China over the national day holiday. Ge You plays a taxi driver celebrating the opening of the Beijing Olympics in My People, My Country.
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.