'Hacksaw Ridge' China Release Gets a Rare Extention
Mel GIbson's WWII epic Hacksaw Ridge has crossed the RMB 350M ($50.M) mark in the Middle Kingdom, and China has gifted the film a rare theatrical extension following its December debut. Globally, the film has to date earned $137 million, and has become a major presence during award season.
The Middle Kingdom Censorship Bureau has extended the film for an additional 30 days in select theaters, thanks to positive world of mouth and box office success. This is surprising given that it's a market that commonly limits foreign films to one-month runs. Zootopia is another that was given such treatment.
Andrew Garfield stars as Desmond T Doss, a real-life objector who refused to carry a gun into war. He saved dozens of men during the Battle of Okinawa. The battle itself is a brutal, shocking hour of filmmaking that may well have seen edits for its China release, but nevertheless it's making a mark