LET THE BULLETS FLY's box office from its late night screening on December 16 to its official release to last Saturday has passed 60 million RMB. According to a well known Mainland film site, LET THE BULLETS FLY has broken AVATAR's 57.6 million single day box office record on January 9. Its Sunday box office continued to climb.
Since the film was released, many cinemas were sold out and scrappers who has vanished for years again appeared. Director Jiang Wen's first transition to commercial film kept three major Mainland commercial films directors Feng Xiaogang, Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige on the edge as if they were lying on a bed of nails. Earlier Feng Xiaogang attended the IF YOU ARE THE ONE 2 premiere in Shanghai talked about LET THE BULLETS FLY box office estimate. "BULLET box office? I say 500 to 700 million. If LET THE BULLETS FLY wants to become the year's box office champion, then it definitely has to be 700 million." Industry insiders analyzed that with LET THE BULLETS FLY's current trend, it will only be a matter of time because it breaks AFTER SHOCK's 660 million yuan national total box office record.