The highly anticipated period war movie, Saving General Yang , opened in theatres on April 4. Despite facing competition from both domestic and international films, it received an extremely positive response from casual movie watchers and professionals alike.On its opening day, Saving General Yang went up against domestic films Finding Mr. Right , The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel , and Drug War , as well as Hollywood powerhouses Oz: The Great and Powerful and Jack the Giant Slayer. Nevertheless, the impressive acting line-up, coupled with an engaging storyline and effective promotional events, ensured the film’s success, according to PopularAsians.Fans eagerly snapped up tickets to advanced showings of Saving General Yang, which took place on April 2 in sixty movie theatres across twelve cities. Tickets for these show times sold out within two hours. On the day of its official release, ticket sales for Saving General Yang quickly surpassed those for the two Hollywood films. At one movie theatre in Beijing, more than half of the tickets for the 2 PM showing had already been sold by 10 AM.