It’s no secret that sci-fantasy movies are a big seller in the U.S. these days, and that the genre is making a comeback in China with a big box office boost.
In fact, the film’s worldwide box office take hit a new all-time high last week, jumping to $724.6 million from $673.9 million in 2016.
The Martian’s success, however, comes at a price, as China is now the country with the most box office dollars in 2017, according to a report by Bloomberg.
The Martian is a story about a man named Mark Watney who is the sole survivor of an interstellar expedition in a new frontier.
The film is set to release on March 7, 2018, which would mark its 25th anniversary.
The movie has become one of the biggest sellers in China, as it’s been playing in cinemas since 2015.
China has also become a favorite destination for sci-Fi films, and it’s no surprise that Chinese audiences are now flocking to the scifi genre.
The latest sci-Faction hit, The Martian, was the number two film on Chinese box office for the first time ever, taking home $1.7 billion in the country.
The blockbuster also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography.
With so many sci-fy films coming out, it’s likely that there will be more sci-Fslicks coming soon in China.
The Chinese government recently announced a series of initiatives to boost the countrys science and technology sector.
China is also pushing for more investment in education, which could be a big boon for the sci fi industry.