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Domestic suspense film "Door Lock" leads Chinese box office******
BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Domestic suspense film "Door Lock" grabbed the top spot on the Chinese mainland box office chart on its first day of screening Friday, data from the China Movie Data Information Network showed Saturday.。
The film, which narrates the horrible experience of a single woman living alone in the big city, raked in nearly 39.93 million yuan (6.26 million U.S. dollars) on Friday.。
It was followed by "Be Somebody," a domestic comedy-suspense film that follows a group of frustrated filmmakers who gather to plan on a new film about a notorious criminal case. The film netted over 28.85 million yuan on its ninth day of screening.。
War film "Railway Heroes" ranked third with a daily revenue of 17.33 million yuan on its debut. Enditem。
Hong Kong marathon resumes after year******
HONG KONG, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, which had been suspended for more than one year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resumed Sunday as the city's first major sports competition opened to public participation under the new normal.
This event, which kick off on early Sunday morning, had three categories: full marathon, half marathon, and 10 kilometers.
It provided a total of 18,500 entries and adopted anti-virus measures, including the requirement of full vaccination and nucleic acid testing, to ensure safety.
Local runner Wong Kai-Lok finished the men's full marathon in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 10 seconds to bag the champion title. The first place of the women's full marathon was claimed by local marathoner Yiu Kit-Ching, who clocked in at 2 hours, 39 minutes and 27 seconds.
The race was originally planned to be held on Feb. 9, 2020. Enditem