The mega-hit action film Wolf Warrior 2 has beenselected to represent China in the bid for the BestForeign Language Film at next year's Oscars.
The film has raked in more than 5.6 billion yuan atthe box office as is the highest-grossing film of all-time in Chinese cinema history.
It took only 12 days for the film to beat theprevious record set by Stephen Chow's "The Mermaid," which earned 3.39 billion yuan lastyear.
Directed by and starring martial arts expert Wu Jing, Wolf Warrior 2 tells the story of LengFeng, a former Chinese Special Forces officer, reprising his role as a rescuer and protector ofcivilians after getting involved in a war in an African country.
The huge demand for tickets has also prompted distributors to push back the film's off-screendate twice.
Wolf Warrior 2 is one of 92 films up for consideration in the Oscars's foreign language filmcategory. Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on January 23, 2018.