Actress-director Angelina Jolie's war drama Unbroken will open in China on January 30.
The film, about Olympian Louis Zamperini and his experiences as a prisoner of war in World War II, could be a hit in China, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
The response to the news was overwhelmingly positive on Chinese micro-blogging website Sina Weibo.
"Welcome to the screening of Unbroken in China. This film is boycotted by Japanese right-wing activists. It is rare to show the Japanese inhumane treatments of prisoners of the war. All Chinese should support this film," wrote one commentator, Mujiang, 56.
The movie has yet to receive a release date in Japan as Japanese conservatives have called for a boycott of the film. It portrays in grim detail the gruesome experiences of American POWs in prison camps at the hands of Japanese captors.