'Bullets' on course to break box office record: Producer
Updated: 2011-01-22 13:41
BEIJING - Jiang Wen's latest film Let the Bullets Fly, a Chinese New Year blockbuster, has raked in 660 million yuan ($100 million) in the Chinese mainland, putting it on course to break the record for domestic films, the film's producer said.
The film, starring Hong Kong star Chow Yun-Fat, the mainland actor Ge You and Jiang Wen himself, has made 200 million yuan within five days of its release.
Eying a total box office of 700 million yuan, Ma Ke, the producer, said it could be expected that the "Bullets" would soon smash the domestic box office record of 673 million yuan set by director Feng Xiaogang's film Aftershock released earlier last year.
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