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The Sun Honglei, Lin Chiling starred WELCOME TO SHAMA TOWN has already opened on June 22 nationwide. On opening day it faced PRINCE OF PERSIA, ROBIN HOOD, SHANGHAI, THE KARATE KID, and TOY STORY 3. During prime time the sole Chinese film broke through as it sold out in each major city and laughter and applause turned into beautiful box office.
On the 23rd, director Li Weiran along with leads Sun Honglei, Lin Chiling, Gan Wei, Huang Haibo and others gathered in Beijing to celebrate the film's opening day success. Sun Honglei expressed that in order to play Village Chief Tang well he went to a farm village to experience life. He drank and chatted with the village chief. His blue uniform came from a village chief; speaking of Lin Chiling's rather subversive and violent image, he joked that he was scared just thinking about it. When asked about box office expectation, Li Weiran expressed, "I went to a cinema to check out movies in our slot and discovered almost all foreign films. I hope viewers will be able to see WELCOME TO SHAMA TOWN in the cinemas and support national films."