“Wolf Warrior 2″—China’s answer to Rambo and about punishing those who offend China—is killing it at the box office — Quartz

A patriotic Chinese action movie about punishing those who offend China has become the highest-earning film ever shown in the country.

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Set in a war-torn African country, Wolf Warrior 2 tells the story of a former special-forces soldier saving his compatriots and locals from the hands of American-led mercenaries. It has grossed 3.5 billion yuan (about $524 million) in its first two weeks at the box office, according to (link in Chinese) research group Entgroup. Directed and co-written by Chinese martial arts star Wu Jing, it has quickly surpassed the previous record holder, Hong Kong director Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid (2016).

“Wolf Warrior 2″—China’s answer to Rambo and about punishing those who offend China—is killing it at the box office — Quartz