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Chinese Blockbuster ‘Home Coming’ Getting Global Theatrical Release Courtesy of CMC Pictures (Exclusive)

After a strong performance at home, China’s latest nationalist blockbuster, Homecomingheads out into the world.

The film topped China’s National Day box office last weekend with a US$60 million debut. It has since risen to $117 million, with local ticketing service Maoyan projecting a final total of around $240 million.

Building on the domestic success, Beijing-based distributor CMC Pictures has set the film for a limited release in North America on October 21, followed by the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on October 27, and Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau. , Pakistan, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg on October 28.

Homecoming is directed by newcomer Rao Xiaozhi but produced by Frank Guo, the filmmaker behind China’s record-breaking sci-fi hit. the wandering land ($700 million in 2019). The film has racked up strong social scores in China, earning a rating of 9.6 from Maoyan and 7.6 from review site Douban.

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Homecoming tells the story of two veteran Chinese diplomats (played by Zhang Yi and Wang Junkai) who are sent to a war-torn African country to help evacuate Chinese citizens. After completing their initial task, they learn that more than 100 additional Chinese citizens have been left behind by mistake. The two unarmed diplomats then decide to brave the war zone to transport their 125 compatriots through gunfire and the desert back home.

The film was written by Haiyan Qin, Ce Shi, Zhilong Lei, and Jingwei Bu. The co-star and supporting cast includes Tao Yin, Taishen Cheng, Zixian Zhang, and Haoyu Chen.

The main producer of the film is Huace Pictures. The co-hosts are Yi Yi Yi Yi Culture Media, Zhe Jiang HengDian Film, G!FILM Studio, and Beijing Free Whale Pictures.



Images courtesy of CMC

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