We’re just over three months into 2021 and there have already been many new movie releases. However, with COVID and movie theaters just starting to open back up, viewers and producers alike have had to make some creative adjustments. For example, some streaming platforms have been partnering with production companies to release new films exclusively through their service. Whether you are an international translator or a movie aficionado, there may be something for you on this top five list. Read on to see the top five global box office hits of 2021 so far according to Box Office Mojo by IMBd.
1) Hi, Mom
This film is currently number one on the 2021 worldwide box office ranking. Released on February 12, 2021 in China, it has pulled in over $800,000,000 in revenue in China alone. This film has also premiered in New Zealand and Australia, but China is by far the most profitable country for this film. With time travel and familial relationships at the center of this film, it is clear why it is such a hit.
2) Detective Chinatown 3
Coming in at number two is “Detective Chinatown 3.” Also released February 12, 2021 in China, this film grossed almost $700,000,000 in China alone. This film was also shown in New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong separately. This fun, intriguing detective film is set in Tokyo. You’ll have to watch the movie to see if the detectives solve the crime!
3) Godzilla vs. Kong
At number three on the list is “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Since March 31, 2021, the film grossed $48,500,000 domestically. The film was released in China on March 26, 2021 and has grossed close to $140,000,000. This film was also released in Mexico, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand. With a combination of both Godzilla and King Kong, it is easy to see how this movie could grow to a box office hit.
4) A Writer’s Odyssey
Next, we have “A Writer’s Odyssey.” This film blurs the line between fantasy and reality with an intriguing plot and backstory. Grossing $148,000,000 in China since its release on February 12, 2021, “A Writer’s Odyssey” has brought in a fair amount of success. It has been released in a wide range of countries, but China remains as the most profitable market for the film by far. The international translator and film fan alike will enjoy this detailed plot.
5) Tom and Jerry
Last on this list is the new “Tom and Jerry” movie. This film was released in a huge amount of countries. It performed fairly well in all of them, with all of the gross revenues being relatively the same. Although, the U.S. was the highest performing market followed by China with about a $20,000,000 gap between the two. With long-loved characters like Tom and Jerry, it is clear to see why this was a fan favorite.
Whether you work as an international translator, or as a member of any company, one thing that is extremely important is receiving accurate translation and localization services. These films could not have achieved such a high level of success across countries without paying attention to localization. So, even if you are not making films, when seeking to expand your business globally or work with international partners it is imperative that you work with a language service company that offers professional translating. A professional language service company, like Language Connections, will also have extensive experience with web localization and various marketing localization services to ensure that your product or service is properly advertised and displayed across languages and cultures. High quality translation and localization can help ensure success in your next global project.
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