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Christopher Nolan takes Dunkirk to China: How much will the movie earn there?

Hollywood director Chirstopher Nolan is jetting to China to support his WWII epic Dunkirk.

hollywood Updated: Aug 17, 2017 21:37 IST
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British film producer Emma Thomas (L) and British-American film director Christopher Nolan pose during a photo-call at the cinema Ocine in Dunkirk, for the premier of the movie Dunkirk. (AFP)

Hollywood director Chirstopher Nolan is jetting to China to support his WWII epic Dunkirk.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker is set to visit Beijing in support of his critically acclaimed WWII drama later this month. Warner Bros. confirmed the plans for his visit to China on Wednesday.

Nolan will participate in a press conference in the Chinese capital on August 21, followed by the local premiere of Dunkirk on August 22.

Director Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas arrive for the world premiere of Dunkirk in London, Britain.

It will be the British filmmaker’s first trip to Beijing, although past promotional tours for his films have taken him to other parts of China.

Nolan has a solid track record in the Middle Kingdom. Interstellar (2014) earned $122 million in China; The Dark Knight Rises pulled in $53 million (despite being scheduled by Beijing regulators head-to-head with The Amazing Spider-Man); and Inception (2010) took $68 million.

Meanwhile, Dunkirk has earned $156.3 million in North America and $210.5 million overseas for a worldwide total of $366.8 million.

The only international markets remaining for the title are China and Japan, the world’s second- and third-largest box-office territories.

The flick opens wide in China on September 1, followed by Japan on September 9.

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 21:36 IST