Jet Li’s latest fantasy-action flick “The Sorcerer and the White Snake” (“Its Love” / 白蛇传说) has hit the top of the international box-office charts on its release from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October, taking in revenue of around $16 million, according to website Screendaily.com. The file gets a 6.5/10 rating on IMDB.com
Animated film ‘The Smurfs’ came in second place with an international revenue of $ 10.7m. In third place with $9.4 million was ‘abduction’ which stars Taylor Lautner, of ‘Twilight’ fame.
This is the 12th time a Jet Li film has topped the international box office charts. The movie will be released in Japan, S. Korea, West Europe and North America after the National Day holiday.
“Its Love” leads the mainland box office results since it hit the national screens on September 28. It has taken in 76.2 million RMB in revenue (about $1.2 million) during the 40th week (September 26 – October 2) of 2011.
The production company responsible for “Its Love”, the China Juli Entertainment Media co. Ltd, has announced that there will be a 3D sequel of the movie and it will start shooting at the end of this year.