Having topped the Chinese box office for a third week in a row, body-swapping sports comedy Never Say Die
is now officially the highest grossing comedy in Chinese history (the record for best-selling film of all time is still being comfortably held by Wolf Warriors 2
). An unexpected sleeper hit, Never Say Die
follows the story of UFC fighter Aidisheng and journalist Ma Xiao who are forced to team-up and work together after unexpectedly exchanging bodies. An entertaining comedy along the lines of The Hot Chick
and It's a Boy Girl Thing
, Never Say Die
is your mind-numbing, guilty pleasure of the week.
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