Spy thriller 'Cliff Walkers' continues leading China box office

BEIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- "Cliff Walkers," Chinese director Zhang Yimou's first foray into the spy genre, continued topping China's box office chart, according to data from the China Movie Data Information Network on Wednesday.

A poster of "Cliff Walkers" is displayed at a theater in Beijing, May 2, 2021. (Photo: VCG)

The action thriller grossed over 20.4 million yuan (about 3.2 million U.S. dollars) on Tuesday, marking the ninth consecutive day of dominating China's daily box office.

Set in northeast China in 1930s, it follows Communist Party special agents as they test their wits against their enemies to complete a secret mission. It has pocketed 804 million yuan since its release on April 30.

It was followed by the revenge thriller "Wrath of Man," finishing the day with nearly 16.5 million yuan in daily revenue.

"Break Through the Darkness," a crime action movie telling the story of China's fight against organized crime, took third place with 13.2 million yuan.