Pairing up the two great martial art-specialists, and , apparently is a great decision to be made as the action film "", which sees the two theps as the stars, debuted strongly at the North American box office. After the three days weekend screening until Sunday, April 20, the box office revenue tracker, Box Office Mojo, estimated that the Lions Gate Films' movie has proved to be the best by raking in approximately $20.9 million.
Previewed in 3,151 theaters across the U.S., the film directed by Rob Minkoff managed to bring in more than expected and is listed among the biggest opening martial art films. In fact, it is the highest selling kung fu film since the release of Quentin Tarantino's 2004 " Vol. 2" which garnered $25.1 million. The film also marked Chan's best opening film for a non-"Rush Hour" tidbit as well as Li's finest debuting movie since the 1998's "Lethal Weapon 4".