Skiptrace: Jackie Chan’s Record Movie Debut
Jackie Chan’s most recent action/comedy movie Skiptrace skyrocketed to $60 million USD during its four-day opening in China. The film was produced at an estimated $30 million USD budget. Directed by Finnish producer and screenwriter Renny Harlin, Skiptrace is Chan’s highest grossing debut in his 50-year career.
In Skiptrace, the trouble begins when an American gambler, played by Johnny Knoxville, witnesses a woman’s murder in Macau. This leads the Chinese gangsters responsible for the murder to go after him. Meanwhile, Chan, who plays a detective from Hong Kong, partners with Knoxville to keep the American alive and to take down the notorious Chinese criminals. The two form an unsuspecting comedic duo that end up on a wild ride through Mongolia and other scenic parts of China.
Viewers may recognize rising international stars including Fan Bingbing, Eric Tsang and Michael Wong. Harlin and his team hope the film also makes a huge splash in mainstream Hollywood later this year.
Skiptrace is expected to premiere in the U.S. on Sept. 2. Don’t wait for it to hit theaters when you can watch it now on DIRECTV CINEMA.