Top 10 Chinese films with the highest overseas box office

Today, let's take a look at the top 10 Chinese films with the highest overseas box office, and check which film have the greater influence in the world.

Today, let’s take a look at the top 10 Chinese films with the highest overseas box office, and check which film have the greater influence in the world.

No. 10: Police Story 3: Super Police

films with the highest overseas box office
Police Story 3: Super Police

Release time: 1992

Overseas box office: $41 million

Director: Stanley Tong

Starring: Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh

“Police Story” series films are the representative works of Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Comedy. Jackie Chan moved the main battlefield to the China mainland. Hong Kong Police and mainland public security pursued fugitives together. Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh can be regarded as king and queen of Kung Fu in the world of Chinese language. The film moves smoothly and funny, and the gun chase scenes are very shocking.

No. 9: Police Story 4: Simple Task

Release time: 1996

Overseas box office: $45 million

Director: Stanley Tong

Starring: Jackie Chan

It is still a combination of Stanley Tong and Jackie Chan. The story background and scenes of Police Story 4: Simple Task are more international. The film was filmed in Ukraine, Russia, Australia and Hong Kong. Many action scenes were imitated by many spy films later.

No. 8: Fearless

Release time: 2006

Overseas box office: $49 million

Director: Ronny Yu

Starring: Jet Li

There is no doubt about Jet Li’s overseas appeal. The film starring Jet Li is still in the forefront of disc sales in North America. This is also Jet Li’s last pure Chinese kung fu film. Compared with Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Comedy, Jet Li’s actions are more natural and handsome, and more in line with the characteristics of Oriental kung fu films.

No.7: Kung Fu Hustle

Release time: 2004

Overseas box office: $66 million

Director & Starring: Stephen Chow

Kung Fu Hustle is Stephen Chow’s longest prepared film and the most successful comedy film in Chinese history. It not only broke the box office record in Hong Kong, but also the box office champion in the mainland and Taiwan.

No. 6: Rumble in the Bronx

Release time: 1995

Overseas box office: $67 million

Director: Stanley Tong

Starring: Jackie Chan

Rumble in the Bronx is the first film to win the box office champion in the three major Chinese film markets of the China mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan at the same time. This film has also broken box office records in many countries and regions in Southeast Asia. Jackie Chan has successfully entered Hollywood with this film.

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No. 5: Red Cliff II

Release time: 2009

Overseas box office: $75 million

Director: John Woo

Starring: Tony Leung

No. 4: Red Cliff I

Release time: 2008

Overseas box office: $78 million

Director: John Woo

Starring: Tony Leung

The biggest overseas market of John Woo and Tony Leung’s Red Cliff is Japan and South Korea. Due to the influence of the Three Kingdoms story in Japan and South Korea and the Asian appeal of John Woo, Tony Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro, both films have broken into the top 10 of Japan’s annual box office list, and are also ranking good at the box office in South Korea.

No. 3: House of Flying Daggers

Release time: 2004

Overseas box office: $80 million

Director: Zhang Yimou

Starring: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Ziyi

House of Flying Daggers is zhang Yimou’s commercial big-budget film, which received general reviews in the Mainland at that time. Many people thought that the film’s plot was weak and there were too many loopholes. However, the film was very popular in Europe and America, and Zhang Yimou was able to control the appetite of the Audience in Europe and America.

No.2: Hero

Release time: 2002

Overseas box office: $139 million

Director: Zhang Yimou

Starring: Jet Li, Tony Leung

Hero is Zhang Yimou’s first attempt at a big commercial production. It also broke the box-office record of Chinese films in the mainland that year. The cast that used to be classic now looks like it, including Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, Donnie Yen, Chen Daoming and so on.

So who is rank No.1 of Chinese films with the highest overseas box office

No.1: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Release time: 2000

Overseas box office: $210 million

Director: Ang Lee

Starring: Chow Yun Fat, Zhang Ziyi

20 years passed, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is still the box office champion of foreign language films in North America, and is almost twice that of the second. This film is the most famous and recognized Chinese martial arts film in the world, and of course rank 1st of Chinese films with the highest overseas box office. Many scenes and lines in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon are imitated by other films.

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So, among the above top 10 Chinese films with the highest overseas box office, you can leave comments, which one is the best film you like? Or you have any other better ideas?

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