The 3D war epic Special Force: Wolf Warrior has taken in 130 million yuan in the first three days since it was released on April 2.
Chinese martial arts superhero Wu Jing plays the lead role in the film.
Wu plays the role of a Chinese Special Forces soldier who is expelled from the army and then joins a mysterious group of insurgents known as the Wolf Warriors.
Skeptics had earlier said that films like War Wolf that focus on themes of war usually fail at the Chinese box office.
But "War Wolf" has proven the critics wrong. It has become the biggest dark horse in the recent history of Chinese cinema, and has even managed to overtake other international releases like Kingsman: The Secret Service, Let's Get Married and Insanity at this week's box office.
(Xinhua News Agency April 6, 2015)