Magazine article Screen International

Bullets Has Strong Opening in China

Magazine article Screen International

Bullets Has Strong Opening in China

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CHINA BOX OFFICE: Jiang Wen's highly-anticipated satire Gone With The Bullets did not disappoint on its opening weekend in China, grossing $54.29m in its first four days.

Despite a delayed premiere due to last-minute censorship issues, the film opened as scheduled on December 18 and pulled in 7.9 million admissions over the weekend. Jiang's Buyilehu Film produced with Sony and local partners including China Film, Emperor Motion Pictures, Wanda, Omnijoi, Shanghai Film Group and iQiyi. Sony has international rights.

Meanwhile, Zhang Yibai's Fleet Of Time, which topped the China box office over the past two weeks, fell to second place, but still managed to gross a further $15.92m for a cumulative take of $88.94m. Romantic comedy Miss Anxiety came in third with $9. …

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