Originally Posted by AangtheAvatar
The highest grossing Chinese movie made 111 million.
Hero made over $170 million in 2002 dollars, and CTHD made over $200 million around the same time. I don't think those were pure Chinese made films though.
I think its good to look at the bigger picture here. China had some pretty draconian censorship laws back in the 20th century, and its nice to see things loosening up.
Here is a nice wiki article on the subject if anyone has some time to kill.
I don't think Empires of the Deep will be getting a US theatrical release, but hopefully Netflix picks it up.