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'Bullet' flying high at box offices

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The latest Chinese hit movie, "Let The Bullet Fly," is on track to shoot down Avatar's box office position as the country's biggest cinematic sensation of 2010. Receipts have hit 400 million yuan in just 10 days, and the film's popularity continues to grow.


Like 2006 Oscar Award winner "The Departed," which was based on an earlier Hong Kong blockbuster, Hollywood is also taking notice of this big screen thriller.

"Let the bullet fly for a while" has become a popular catch phrase among Chinese cinema buffs, thanks to the hottest movie of year.

12 days after pulling the trigger at theaters across the country, the film shot by Jiang Wen remains the number one choice among nationwide audiences. On one of China's most renowned big screen websites, fans opinion has awarded a rating of 9.1, higher than reigning box office champion "Avatar."

An audience member said, "I think the plot of the movie is very good. The acting is good as well, far beyond my expectations."

Another audience member said, "The director tells a very good story, and the actors are the best in China. It deserves my applause."

The movie is also winning the admiration of professionals.

Wang Renyin, Chinese Board of Film Censors, said, "The movie is full of imagination. It shows the world what a good Chinese movie looks like. It's a good example for other Chinese movies to follow."

Hollywood favors the film as well. According to its producer, one of the five biggest cinematic companies in the US has purchased remake rights. Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, and Catherine Zeta-Jones are rumored to be cast in the American version. Will it be the second coming of "The Departed?" Let's just let the bullet fly for a while.

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