Everyone knows that universal acclaim isn't an indicator of a film's chances of box office success at this stage, but there is a hint of irony to the 2017 blockbuster action comedy Kung Fu Yoga, which sets a lot of records when it's a distinct mid-tier globetrotting adventure.
Stanley Tong's culture clash comedy escapade became the highest-grossing comedy film ever released in the country after it was eventually overtaken by Never Say Die.
Jackie Chan's reign as one of the most popular homegrown stars in the modern era lasted for decades, and continues to earn the highest amount of money in the country.
Kung Fu Yoga has received surprising international praise after being named as one of the most-watched Netflix shows this week. There is no reason why it will never go higher due to the genre's popularity on-demand.
Chan is the lead actor in a team of archeologists looking for ancient treasure, only for a group of shady mercenaries to ambush them and leave them for dead. Using his knowledge of both history and martial arts, the group flies around the world, attempting to reclaim the buried goods before their adversaries.