The Wandering Earth (Chinese: 流浪地球) is a 2019 Chinese science fiction film directed by Frant Gwo, loosely based on the 2000 novella of the same name by multi-award-winning author Liu Cixin. It stars Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat, Zhao Jinmai, Wu Jing and Qu Jingjing. Set in the far future, The Wandering Earth follows a group of astronauts and rescue workers guiding the Earth away from an expanding Sun, while attempting to prevent a collision with Jupiter. The film was theatrically released in China on 5 February 2019 (Chinese New Year’s Day), by China Film Group Corporation, followed by North America and Australia on 8 February 2019.
The film grossed[when?] $700 million worldwide, including $693 million in China. It is China’s third highest-grossing film of all time and the third highest-grossing non-English film to date. It has received generally positive reviews from critics, with The Hollywood Reporter describing it as “China’s first full-scale interstellar spectacular.” Netflix has acquired the film’s global streaming rights. The film was available to stream by Netflix in various countries outside of China on 30 April 2019.