The Chinese 3D action film Wolf Warriors 2 has already broken several box office records less than five days after hitting the big screen, which is rare for a domestic production.
Released last Thursday, the "Chinese-hero" film has grossed a whopping 1.2 billion yuan (US$179m) in ticket sales as of July 31, Sina reported.
It has also become the fastest Chinese film to break the one billion yuan (US$149 million) benchmark, doing so in 85 hours - a full seven hours quicker than the previous record holder, The Mermaid by renowned Hong Kong director Stephen Chow.
The film has also beaten the Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back single-day box office record among domestic films by making US$53m on July 30.
The contemporary war action film, directed by and starring Chinese martial artist Wu Jing, is a sequel to the 2015 Wolf Warriors and boasts an international cast that includes Frank Grillo, known for his roles in films such as The Grey and Zero Dark Thirty.
According to the New York-based magazine Variety, the sequel topped the global box office ranking last weekend thanks to a US$127m opening. This was US$50m more than that of the second-placed Dunkirk, which garnered US$73m in global ticket sales.