Another year has passed so here's the list of the highest-grossing Asian films of 2017 (according to official sources). If you haven't watched them yet, make sure to at least check them out!
Don't forget to also take a look at:
- The highest-grossing films of 2016
- The highest-grossing films of 2015
- The highest-grossing films of 2014
Note: Animated films have been excluded on purpose.
Wolf Warrior 2 is a film about Wu, a former national martial-arts champion, who reprised his role as a special forces marksman leading an elite squad on patriotic duty. It relocates the action to a fictional war-torn country in Africa. ($854,248,869)
Never Say Die - A male UFC boxer switches bodies with the female reporter who exposed his bribes. Now they must help each other to win the championship. ($333,937,573)
The Ex-File 3: The Return of the Exes is the third and final film of the hugely popular EX-FILE series and sees buddies Meng Yun (Han Geng) and Yu Fei (Zheng Ryan) break up with their girlfriends and indulge themselves in living the bachelor lifestyle again. ($293,400,000)
*Unavailable info for Taiwan.
Love In A Puff introduced the couple Cherie and Jimmy who meet over a cigarette in the street after Hong Kong has banned indoor smoking. It follows the couple to Taiwan and sees their relationship tested when Jimmy’s childhood friend asks him to donate sperm for her artificial insemination. ($3.87m)
Shock Wave - When a terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of an underground tunnel, he threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met. ($3.25m)
Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back - Tang Monk brings 3 disciples along with him on a journey to the West. On the outside, everything seems harmonious but tension present beneath the surface; and their hearts and minds are not in agreement. ($3.02m) - source
Bad Genius - Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating on tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot in Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the million-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC (SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place in her home country. ($3,293,703)
E-San Love Story - Sian is a handsome E-san (The Northeast of Thailand) guy who loves his hometown and his girlfriend. He is waiting for his girlfriend, Som, to come back from Bangkok and to live their lives together. However, soon he finds that she plans to marry another man and he decides to stop her. ($2,281,699)
Mr. Hurt - Perfect world champion tennis pro "Don Sri-Chang" was left heartbroken after his girlfriend turned his marriage proposal down to date a rock star. After having sunk into misery for months, his long-lost friend "Dew" appears from nowhere and revives his paralyzed mind. Can this girl be the game changer in Don's love life? ($2,035,200)
Gintama - Based on the popular manga of the same name, aliens from outer space have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence. ($33,269,878)
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas - A high school boy falls in love with a classmate who is suffering from a pancreatic disease. He is now a high school teacher at the school they went to and remembers the time he spent with her there. ($29,483,457)
Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura - Isshiki Masakazu, a mystery writer living in Kamakura who is also a skilled detective. Together with his wife, Akiko, he interacts with the demons, spirits, gods, buddhas, and aliens of Kamakura. His acquaintances and friends range from affiliates of the Police to mysterious animals. Adults and children will enjoy this work of mystery as he solves difficult and strange cases with a variety of characters at his side. ($24,190,736)
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds - Following a person's a death, an angel of death escorts the deceased to the afterworld. There, the deceased person has seven trials over a period of 49 days. At that time, the angels of death, who are not supposed to get involved in human affairs, unavoidably take part in human affairs. Gang Rim is the leader of the angel of deaths and has an affection for humans. Ja Hong receives his trial in the afterlife. ($96,485,717)
A Taxi Driver is the story of a taxi driver who finds himself in the city of Gwangju in 1980 in the midst of the Gwangju Uprising. ($84,448,023)
Confidential Assignment - North Korean detective Im Chul Ryung is sent to South Korea to catch Cha Ki Sung, the boss of a North Korean refugee crime organization. There, Chul Ryung cooperates with South Korean detective Kang Jin Tae. For the first time, the two countries cooperate to take down a criminal. ($55,481,157)
Have you watched any of these movies?
Sources: wikipedia, boxofficemojo