Bullets takes Aftershock’s opening record
In its opening four days in Chinese cinemas, Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly made RMB181.5 million, setting a new record for a local film.
In July, Feng Xiaogang’s Aftershock, which also opened on a Thursday, made RMB180 million in its opening four days. It ended its run with RMB647.8 million.
Let The Bullets Fly trailer (Mandarin with English subtitles)
Bullets faces competition today with the opening of Feng’s latest film, If You are the One 2 starring Ge You and Shu Qi. The original film made RMB314 million on release in Dec 2008.
The second highest grossing film at China’s box office last week was Chen Kaige’s Sacrifice with RMB37 million. After 16 days in cinemas, it has made RMB184.6 million.