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'Born in China' in front rank in North America box office

'Born in China' in front rank in North America box office

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(China Plus) ‘Born in China,’ an American-Chinese nature documentary directed by Lu Chuan, ranked in sixth place among nearly 100 films in North America at the end of the past week, after its first week of release.

In the director’s words, the movie is one that can be easily understood by audiences actoss the world because it focuses on three wild animal families, including a snow leopard and her cubs, a young golden snub-nosed monkey, a female giant panda along with her daughter Mei Mei, and a herd of chiru.

The American release of the film is narrated by John Krasinski and the Chinese release is narrated by Zhou Xun.

It has grossed over six million US dollars in North America. It became the box office runner-up among new films coming out on April 21, only next to “Unforgettable,”, a horror film screened in more cinemas than ‘Born in China.’

The 76-minute documentary took three years to prepare and 18 months to shoot. It’s a co-production between Disneynature and Shanghai Media Group.

The film was released in China last August. The accumulated international sales have exceeded 16 million US dollars.

Source: China Plus by Xu Yaqi
Source: CEN
'Born in China' in front rank in North America box office

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