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The Eight Hundred

Directed by


Zhi-zhong Huang
Lao Hulu
Zhang Junyi
Little Hubei
Duan Wu
Wu Jiang
Lao Tie
Yi Zhang
Lao Suanpan
Qianyuan Wang
Yang Guai
Cheng Zhang
Lei Xiong
Siyu Lu
Yang Ruifu
Chun Du
Xie Jinyuan
Vision Wei
Zhu Shengzhong
Youhao Zhang
Xiao Qiyue
Yixin Tang
Yang Huimin
Jiuxiao Li
Dao Zi
Chen Li
Qi Jiaming, the Shandong Soldier
Yong Hou
Bai Qing Xin
Fang Xingwen
Jing Liang
Wife of Professor
Augusta Xu-Holland
Jingwu Ma
Theatre Manager
Haoming Yu
Shangguan Zhibiao
Xiaoqing Liu
Sister Rong
Chen Yao
He Xiangning
Ailei Yu
Luoyang Chan
Ryan Zheng
Chen Shusheng
Xiaoming Huang
Xiaoguang Hu
Hubei Officer
En Bai
Yang Deyu
Lu Cao
Jiang Jing
Yunlong Liu
Lin Yang
Jiahua Yang
Liao Zhikai
Hideo Nakaizumi
Konow Isao
Shuang Gao
Tang Pinxin
Wei Zheng
A Qiu
Dongping Gao
President Lu
Miyi Huang
Miss Lu
Weiyu Cao
Yu Hongjun
Yang Song
Zhang Boting
Letong Xu
Brono Bajtala
Terry Cormier
American Journalist
Diego Dati
Italian Military Observer
Zilan Du
Eric Heise
American Journalist
Daniel Krauser
British Army Officer
Stuart D. Latham
American Journalist
Drago Lazetich
American journalist Tony
Samuel D.T. Mackey
British Solider / British Citirzen
Vincent Matile
French Journalist
Lionel Roudaut
Foreign military observer
David Semery
French journalist Dave
Sihan Shan
Xing Xu
Omer Yuzuak
Gianluca Zoppa
Italian Journalist Luca
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 165 minutes (2 hrs 45 mins)
UK release date Released: 16th September 2020
 BBFC Age Rating:  15 age rating
US release date Released: 28th August 2020

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Movie story - The Eight Hundred
In 1937 a group of Chinese soldiers and draft dodgers puts up a four-day defence of a Shanghai warehouse complex just as Japanese forces are overwhelming China.
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UK BBFC Certificate: 15
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18 September 2020

With the 2020 box office collapsing in March due to the global pandemic the Chinese market was the first an quickest to recover and it dominated the global scene over the whole year.

The top grossing movie of the year was The Eight Hundred wich was released in August and did big business in China.

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Chinese films accounted for 6 of the top 20 movies of the year and 7 of the movie were released in 2019 with a holdover in 2020.

Tenet which was the first big movie released during the pandemic made it into the top 5 movies of the year despite being considered a flop.

Many movies have had there releases moved to 2021 and cinemas did not have the massive tentpole pictures that would have pulled in over a Billion dollars in revenue, in fact its the first time in over a decade there has been no movie taking over $1 Billion.

Here are the top 5 movies by gross across the globe in 2020.

The Eight Hundred

A massive hit in China the action war epic is directed by Hu Guan and took $161 Million on its full opening weekend.

Over its full global release the movie took $441.8 Million making the top grossing global movie of the year.

Bad Boys For Life

Bad Boys For Life

After a lengthy gap Will Smith and Martin Lawrence re-teamed as the Miami cops and the movie was a global smash.

Released at the start of the year its release just missed the cinemas closures due to COVID-19 and took $418.2 Million.


Sam Mendes released his Oscar nominated was movie in America in late 2019 but got its global release in early 2020 and its the 3rd top movie of 2020 with $375.4 Million.

My People, My Homeland

Directed by 7 of Chinas top directors this anthology movie took $101 Million durings its Chinese opening.

Globally the movie is the 4th highest grossing of the year with $371.1 Million.



In America this movie was moved to an August release with studios hoping that cinemas would have re-opened after 4 months of closures, but the global pandemic had other ideas and although countries has started to re-opened cinemas had limited capacity.

The movie did relatively well in global cinemas but with mixed reviews it was not the film Warner Bros. had hoped, but a top five of the year is not bad with a gross of $362.6.

After 4 weeks at the top of the global box office Christopher Nolans Tenet is replaces, this week at least, by the Chinese release Leap which makes its debut at the top.

The Chinese box office is, at the moment, by far the highest grossing market and it is responsible for the high grosses of Tenet, Mulan, The Eight Hundred and now Leap.

Here is a quicklook breakdown of the top 15.

  • Number 1 - Leap
  • Highest debut = Leap (@1)
  • Longest Run - Onward (29 weeks)
  • Highest global gross - The Eight Hundred ($441,654,352)

Weekly breakdown of the top 5 global movies 25th - 27th September 2020.


Making its debut at the top is this Chinese movie from director Peter Ho-Sun Chan and starring Li Gong which takes $24.7 Million over the weekend on its debut.

The movie is only released in China at the moment and with Tenet still to open in some territories it will be interesting to see what to top looks like in the coming weeks.


Moving from the top to number 2 after 4 weeks is the 'saviour of cinema' which quite frankly has struggles over its release so far, even in China.

This weekend the movie took $19.2 Million which brings its 5 week global total to $284.9 while it looks to cross the $300 Million mark which it could do by next weekend.

The Eight Hundred

As the movie starts to open in other territories outside China the movie falls to number 3 with $8.3 Million giving the hit movie a total gross of $441.6 Million.

This new global total means that after 7 weeks of release it is the highest grossing movie globally in 2020, beating out the previous holder Bad Boys For Life.



Starring Gerard Butler this movie has had a hard time so far, a couple of moves of release date in the UK and US has meant that the movie will most likely go to VOD in many major markets.

Of the countries it has been released in it has taken $3.3 Million and is this week a re-entry on the global box office at number 4 and after 8 weeks on the chart has taken $17.6 Million.


Disney's animated remake has had a hard time of it really, after being days away from a full on cinema release it was pulled because of the pandemic, had its release date moved a couple of time then went to Disney+.

It did get a cinema release in some countries, after complains for many people, and this weekend is at 5 with a weekend gross of $3.3 Million taking its total to $64.4 Million after 5 weeks of release.

As the hunger for Tenet starts to slow down across the globe it remains at the top of the global box office with a narrow lead over the Chinese movie The Eight Hundred which sits at 2.

With a reflection on how movie studios are once again concerned about the release of their films waiting for an audience there is no new films on the top end of the global box office with the highest debut Infidel at 7 with $1.3 Million.

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World box office quickview

  • Number 1 - Tenet
  • Highest debut - Infidel
  • Longest run - Onward (28 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - The Eight Hundred ($425,000,000)

Here is a rundown of the global top 5 movies.


The buzz is starting to slow down now but Warner Bros. is seeing the movies box office run as a long term thing rather than short term, this weekend the film took $25.4 Million.

The film has now taken $217.2 Million worldwide after 4 weeks of release.

The Eight Hundred

The Chinese movie that has taken nearly half a billion dollars in its native alone has started to get a release across the rest of the world and this week takes $17.7 Million.

Altohugh its not expected the movie will be as successful outside of China it will be one of the top films of the year (because of COVID-19) and so far had a total global gross of $425 Million.


With the Disney movie going direct to VOD in much of the world the box office taking have been severely effected, altohugh tepid reviews wont have helped as the movie takes $10.9 Million this week largely from China.

This pushes the movies total global gross to $57 Million, Disney have not given and VOD data for America or Europe so its hard to compare.

In comparison over the last few years the Disney live action remakes have largely grossed over a Billion collars worldwide.

After We Collided

After We Collided

This sleeper hit from director Roger Kumble is at number 4 this weekend with a weekend gross of $3.8 Million giving the movie a $28.5 Million total after 4 weeks of release.

The New Mutants

At number 5 is the Disney mutant movie which has been given such a hard time, taking $3.5 million over the weekend it has a $35 million total after 4 weeks.

Although not really a fair comparison the last X-Men movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix took $252.4 Million worldwide!

Last week saw Tenet remain at the top of the UK box office for a third weekend but can any of this weeks new releases do enough to top the chart this weekend?

Bill & Ted Face The Music

  • The movie is directed by Dean Parisot
  • Dean Parisot also directed Galaxy Quest in 2000 which grossed £3.1 Million in the UK.
  • It stars Keanu Reeves who last starred in Toy Story 4 (2019).
  • The film also stars Alex Winter who last appeared in Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story Of Cannon Films (2015).


  • This new release stars Bukky Bakray who is making a feature film debut
  • It also stars Kosar Ali who is making a feature film debut.
  • The film is brought to us by 4 time director Sarah Gavron.

The Eight Hundred

  • The movie is directed by Hu Guan who directed Design Of Death in 2012.
  • It stars Yi Zhang and Chen Yao who were last seen together in Caught In The Web.

Check back on Monday to see if these new releases enter the UK Weekend Box Office Chart.

Next weeks there is 1 new movie

  • Six Minutes To Midnight - Friday, 25th September
  • Miss Juneteenth - Friday, 25th September

At the UK box office this weekend, Friday, 11th September 2020, there are 3 new releases looking to take your attention and perhaps knock Tenet from the top of the UK box office.

The Broken Hearts Gallery

  • The movie is from director Natalie Krinsky
  • It is their directorial debut.
  • It stars Geraldine Viswanathan who last starred in Bad Education (2019).
  • The film also stars Dacre Montgomery who last appeared in Better Watch Out (2017).

The Roads Not Taken

The Roads Not Taken
  • This new release stars Javier Bardem who's last film was Everybody Knows (2019)
  • It also stars Elle Fanning who appeared in Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (2019).
  • The film is brought to us by veteran director Sally Potter.

The Painted Bird

  • The movie is directed by Václav Marhoul and is their directorial debut.
  • It stars Petr Kotlar and Nina Sunevic.

Check back on Monday to see if these new releases enter the UK Weekend Box Office Chart.

Next weeks there are 3 new movies

  • Bill & Ted Face The Music, Wednesday, 23rd September
  • The Eight Hundred, Wednesday, 16th September
  • Miss Juneteenth, Friday, 18th September