‘Let The Bullets Fly’ Now China’s All-Time No. 3 Film
Action comedy Let The Bullets Fly by actor-director Jiang Wen, is now the No. 2 most commercially successful Chinese film of all-time behind Aftershock, having sold nearly $82 million in tickets.
Bullets’ performance is also testament to the rapid growth in China’s number of theaters and size of the pool of consumers now able and willing to pay as much as 80 yuan ($12) for a seat.
Driven by the star power of Jiang and co-stars Ge You and Chow Yun-fat — the three leading men in Chinese cinema together on screen for the first time – Let The Bullets Fly has unseated Hollywood blockbusters Inception and 2012 to take the No. 3 spot in the nation’s historical box office rankings, where Avatar remains is the clear leader.
Albert Lee, EMP CEO declined to comment on Chinese media reports that a Hollywood studio had bought rights to the film.