Chinese blockbuster ‘The Battle at Lake Changjin’ on Saturday beat out domestic comedy ‘Hi, Mom’ to become the highest-grossing title so far this year, both in China and globally.

The historical epic’s cumulative total since September 30 has surged past 5.41 billion yuan (about US$846.54 million), the amount earned by “Hi, Mom,” the maiden directorial project of comedian Jia Ling, according to data from box office tracker Maoyan.

Approximately 115 million moviegoers have so far watched “The Battle at Lake Changjin” in cinemas across China.

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