The Crawley family is set to take a tour through China.
The period drama continues the story of the Crawleys, and depicts a visit to their English country house by the king and queen of England.
The film is directed by Michael Engler and written by Julian Fellowes, who also created and wrote the hit television series of the same name.
The ITV series upon which the film is based has been a huge success in China, with DVDs and internet showings with subtitles now required viewing. Audiences in the Communist country are particularly drawn to the depictions of the British upper class.
A report in the UK’s Daily Express noted that there’s a “voracious appetite for British culture” in China because it is seen as a symbol of wealth and success.
“The nation is developing so quickly that the wealthy middle classes that numbered about million a decade ago have now risen to 400 million and they are all looking for badges of their new-found wealth and status,” businessman Richard Craig, who trades in China, told the publication.
Chinese fans will likely be thrilled with the film since it stars most of the original cast.
The movie opened in North America in September and has raked in $95 million domestically. It’s been just as popular abroad, with the film earning a worldwide total of $179 million.