'The Shape of Water' scores 100 mln yuan at Chinese box office

Updated 2018-03-28 10:47:01 Xinhua

Oscar-winning film "The Shape of Water" passed the 100 million yuan mark at the Chinese box office on Monday, according to Maoyan, a major film database in China.

The film, which hit the Chinese screens on March 16, scored 7.3 out of 10 points based on nearly 167,000 reviews on Douban, a popular film rating platform in China.

Directed by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, the film is a story told in the form of a fairy tale, about a mute woman who falls for a mysterious, amphibious creature captured and subjected to secret experiments by the U.S. military.

"The Shape of Water" was a big winner at the 90th Academy Awards, winning four Oscars: Best Production Design, Best Score, as well as Best Director and Best Picture.

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