Termed as a sort of Chinese Rambo, WOLF WARRIOR 2 gains speed on the box-office. Slick and polished, the film’s action sequences are earning praise. Response from critics and audiences has been higher than even on the original Wolf Warrior.Through Saturday, the Wu Jing directed and starred film, has gained an estimated $406M (RMB 2.73B) after 10 days in release and based on local reporting. It’s surpassed The Fate Of The Furious ($393M/RMB 2.6B) to become the No. 1 movie in China this year and the No. 2 ever, all combined.
It has even overtaken the No. 2 Chinese movie ever, Monster Hunt, which grossed about $382M in 2015. Scoring another RMB 660M to surpass The Mermaid’s RMB 3.39B as the No. 1 movie ever in China.
Wolf Warriors 2 currently has the 2nd biggest gross for a single territory in 2017. It’s ahead of Wonder Woman’s projected North American haul through Sunday of $399.4M. Domestically, Beauty And The Beast still reigns supreme with $504M.
Director and star Wu told China Daily this week — which also marked the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese army — “As of now, China has few such military movies. We are still exploring the genre and hope to raise the bar.”
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