At only six months deep into 2021, this year has already proven to be a year chock full of blockbusters. Highly anticipated features like “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” “Tom & Jerry,” “F9” and “Godzilla vs. Kong” have done great numbers on either streaming platforms or movie theaters. And while “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” accrued 3.7 million viewers in its first 39 days on HBO Max according to Samba TV, those latter aforementioned movies respectively make up the ninth, fourth, and third highest-grossing movies worldwide of 2021 so far, according to Box Office Mojo (as of this writing). 

Western audiences reading the rest of the list of the top-grossing movies may notice that the name of the number one entry may not look so familiar. Unlike all the movies mentioned thus far, the highest-grossing movie of the year does not hail from America. In fact, as of this writing, the movie has actually yet to even be distributed and released in the United States. 

The movie in question? A movie that hails from China and is called 你好,李焕英, which from Mandarin to English translates to “Hello, Li Huanying.” Though, the movie is recognized best by its more simplified title: “Hi, Mom.”