By Julia Pierrepont III
LOS ANGLESE Chaussures Homme Nike Air Max 270 Photo Bleu Pas Cher , Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- To Hollywood's surprise, Chinese films are increasingly enjoying box office success. The Chinese comedy "Never Say Die" has brought in an impressive 326 million U.S. dollars worldwide to date, marking another triumph after "Wolf Warriors II" piled up 877 million U.S. dollars box office.
"Never Say Die" opened worldwide at the end of September and Variety reported that "during its Saturday-Sunday opening weekend, 'Never Say Die' took in 46 million U.S. dollars in its first two days in China."
According to TheNumbers, the overwhelming majority of its worldwide grosses were racked up in China's domestic box office, giving it the record-breaking national c** it needed to move it up to the "#1 Highest Grossing Comedy in a Single Market."
It beat out such U.S. studio comedy blockbusters as Ben StillerRobert DeNiro's dysfunctional family comedy Chaussures Homme Nike Air Max 270 Blanche Noir Pas Cher , "Meet the Fockers" (279 million U.S. dollars), Bradley CooperZach Galifianakis' bad boy "Hangover" (277 million U.S. dollars), Ben Stiller's fun fantasy, "Night at the Museum" (250 million U.S. dollars) and Jackie Chan's rib-tickler, "Kung Fu Yoga" (250 million U.S. dollars).
The film's global tally has also earned its entry into the rarified ranks of the "Top Ten All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies."
That's quite an impressive feat for a plucky little underdog sports comedy that only cost 10 million U.S. dollars to make.
"Never Say Die" is a Chinese, body-swapping comedy about a male mixed-martial arts boxer and a high-profile female journalist who mysteriously switch bodies after an electrically-charged kiss.
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Mahua FunAge, a leading theatrical troupe in China, known for its quirky humor and taking on timely issues, has staged over 1200 performances of 15 plays and 2 musicals throughout China since 2003.
The play was adapted and directed for the screen by the successful writer-director comedy team, Yang Song and Chiyu Zhang Chaussures Homme Nike Air Max 270 Blanche Volt Pas Cher , who've managed to create an adroit transition from stage to screen while displaying a firm grasp of the cinematic medium.