Monster Hunt
Monster Hunt

 Chinese actor Jing Boran stars in the movie as Tianyin, Huba's human father

Chinese actor Jing Boran stars in the movie as Tianyin, Huba?s human father

Xinhua state news agency said that as of Sunday afternoon the film had earned 1.317bn yuan ($212m, ?137m) since it opened on 16 July.

The previous record was held by 2012 road trip comedy Lost in Thailand which earned about 1.27bn yuan.

Monster Hunt, a blend of live-action and animation, tells the story of a radish-like baby monster called Huba.

The surreal comedy is set in a fantasy world resembling ancient China, where monsters and humans co-exist uneasily in two separate lands.

When revolutionaries in the monsters? world attempt to overthrow their royalty, the monster queen flees to the land of humans and impregnates a hapless human man, Tianyin, with Huba.

He ends up being pursued by both monsters and monster-hating humans keen on capturing the newborn Huba.

The movie was directed by Raman Hui, who co-directed 2007 Hollywood animated film Shrek the Third.

The highest grossing film ever in China is Hollywood car racing movie Furious 7, which earned about 2bn yuan after it opened in April.

BBC

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