Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny opened in Chinese theaters over the weekend to a box office take of approximately $21 million.
While not a record-breaking gross, the film is performing considerably better that Ang Lee’s original martial arts film did. While the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon performed well at the US box office, the film was considered a flop in Hong Kong and China.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny will debut simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix in the United States. Based on the novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase, the fifth installment of the Crane-Icon Pentalogy by Wang Dulu, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny tells a story of love, redemption, and a legendary sword, set against a wuxia backdrop and fueled by martial arts action.
The film is directed by renowned martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping (The Matrix Trilogy, Kill Bill), and stars Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu-Lien, and Ip Man’s Donnie Yen as Silent Wolf.