China’s latest war epic The Battle at Lake Changjin has rocketed to ___1___ top of China’s box office during the opening days of the country’s long National Day holiday period.
The film ___2___ (release) Thursday and had already earned approximately $82 million by 6 p.m. local time Friday, according to local ticketing app Maoyan, which projects the film will finish its run with a total ___3___well over $500 million. China’s National Day holiday period stretches over the Oct. 1-7 period and is ___4___(typical) one of the country’s biggest box office windows of the year.
The ___5___(power) start all but assures that The Battle at Lake Changjin will emerge as the weekend’s biggest earner at the worldwide box office, ___6___(beat) MGM’s much anticipated Bond installment No Time to Die, ___7___ is forecast to pull in $80 million to $100 million from more than 50 global ___8___(market). Battle at Lake Changjin will easily top $150 million from just one market — China.
___9___(produce) by Bona Film Group and state-backed film companies Shanghai Film Group and Huaxia, The Battle at Lake Changjin is believed ___10___(be) China’s most expensive film ever made, with a production budget of over $200 million.
1.the 考查冠词。the top of ……的顶端/首位。
2.was released 考查被动语态。因电影是“被发行的”，用被动语态；句中有明确的过去时间状语Thursday，用一般过去时，所以填一般过去时被动语态。值得一提的是，这个短语是可以应用到小说英语读后续写里的。
3.of 考查介词。a total of 总共，总计。句意：据当地票务应用程序猫眼称，这部电影于周四上映，截至当地时间周五下午6点，已赚得约8200万美元。该应用程序预计(project)，这部电影将以超过5亿美元的总票房收入完成上映。
7.which考查定语从句。先行词为电影 No Time to Die，指事物，所以用which引导非限制性定语从句，并在从句中作主语。句意：这一强劲的开局几乎确保了《长津湖》将成为本周末全球票房收入最高的影片，击败了米高梅电影公司 （Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,MGM）备受期待的詹姆斯·邦德(James Bond)的电影《没有时间死》(No Time To Die)，该片预计将从全球50多个市场获得8000万至1亿美元的票房收入。
10.to be 考查非谓语。表示“认为……是”，为believe sth. to be，被动结构为sth. is believed to be...。
The war epic The Battle at Lake Changjin,one of the most expensive ___1____(film) ever made in China, shot to the top ofthe weeklong National Day holiday box office, promoting the domestic market torebound after being unsatisfying ___2____ more than two months.
Set in the War to Resist US Aggression andAid Korea (1950-1953) and headlined by Wu Jing and Jackson Yee, the film___3____(tell) the story of the Chinese People's Volunteers soldiers fightingbravely under ___4____(freeze) temperatures in a key campaign at Lake Changjin,or Chosin Reservoir.
With the number of cast and crew___5____(reach) an unprecedented(史无前例的)scale of more than 12,000, the movie re-creates the seriousconflict on the Korean Peninsula amid the extremely cold winter of 1950,___6____ temperatures decreased to the lowest level ___7____ 50 years. Themovie's production involved more than 80 visual-effects companies___8____(domestic) and abroad, with the script revised 37 times.
___9____(break) over 10 records, includingsingle-day income for a film, the blockbuster(大片) has earned around2 billion yuan ($310 million) ___10____ its opening on Sept 30. It accounted___11____ around 75 percent of total holiday receipts, ___12____ had reached2.67 billion yuan as of Monday, according to the movie information trackerBeacon.
The film has also gained millions ofreviews and clicks on several of the country's most popular social mediaplatforms, including Sina Weibo and Douyin, with most ___13____(comment)praising the heart-wrenching tale and saying it stirred their ___14____(nation)pride, making them want to pay tribute to the CPV heroes who sacrificed theirlives. Some netizens said the film reminds them, amid the current China-UStension, to cherish today's ___15____(peace) life.
1. films（one of 后面用名词复数）
3. tells （电影讲述的内容为客观事实）
4. freezing（freezing adj. 极冷的；冰点以下的）
7. in（in 50 years意思为“在50年内”）
9. Breaking（现在分词作状语， 与主语是主动关系）
11. for（account for 为固定词组，“占...”）
With stunning presale（预收）receipts exceeding 85million yuan, the upcoming film, The Battle at Lake Changjin, is currently 1.__________(top) the country's presale box-office charts（票房榜）for the upcoming National Day holiday, one of the most fiercely contended 2._________ (period) for blockbusters.
A recreation of the title battle, 3. _________ turning point（转折点）for the Chinese People's Volunteer Army during the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), the heavy-budgeted epic（史诗般的电影、书籍） will open across domestic cinemas in multiple formats（版式，设计）, including IMAX, on Sept 30.
4.__________ (report) costing over 1 billion yuan, the tentpole gathereda total of 17 production companies, including Beijing-based Bona Film Group andAlibaba Pictures Group.
The film held a premiere（首映式）inBeijing on Saturday, simultaneously（同时，急切地）organizing sneak previews in 33 cities, 5. _________ (include) Changsha,Chengdu, Guangzhou and Dalian. Huang Jianxin, the chief executive producer,said the film, with its script revised 37 times, recruited a huge crew withover 12,000 members. "I 6. _________ (work) in the film industry all mylife, but I have never been so stressed before. I believe all the crew membersfaced off an unprecedented（前所未有的）challenge," said Huang, adding the film marks a tribute to those 7. _________sacrificed their lives during the war.
Joining hands with Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark and Dante Lam, three of thecountry's most prestigious（有声望的）directors,the film, which runs about three hours, 8. _________ (shot) over nearly six months, with the major actors all partaking intensive training to realistically portray military staff.