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Detective Chinatown III- The biggest blockbuster in China

Its premiere during the Chinese New Year vacations in February, was a resounding event as it has entered the history of cinema with the highest opening day box office takings of a film in a single market ($163 million in China). An event that has been well worked by the production company, with a good advertising campaign in the media, and, delayed a year due to the difficulties imposed by the COVID, has caught the viewers eager to see precisely an entertaining and fun product as were the other two installments of the series

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