The Founding of a Republic , a movie about the victory of Mao Tse-Tung's Communist forces over Chiang Kai-Shek's Nationalist army 60 years ago, has broken the box-office record for a Chinese film, according to theXinhua News Agency. The film has earned about $59 million, putting it third on the all-time list in China, behind Transformers Revenge of the Fallen and Titanic. Several major Hong Kong and mainland film stars reportedly worked without compensation in the movie, including Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Stephen Chow and Zhang Ziyi. In reporting on the film's success, the Hollywood Reporter pointed out that the movie "has enjoyed release on the largest number of screens in Chinese film history, no competition from Hollywood product, an extended national holiday period and massive promotion, including a trailer for the film running before every movie in the country prior to its release."