Easternlight Films has closed key territories on the Chinese revenge tale 14 Blades, which has raced to more than $8.7m in its first four days at the Chinese box office.

Easternlight managing director Ying Ye has closed deals with Icon in the UK and Australia, Sony in Japan, Koch Media in Germany, Metropolitan in France, Aqua Pinema in Turkey and Ballistic Films in the Middle East.

Elsewhere, rights have gone to Noori Pictures (South Korea), Golden Harvest (Hong Kong), Long Shong (Taiwan), Media Films (Thailand), Soundspace (India, the Philippines), and PT Amero (Indonesia).

Daniel Lee directed and Visualizer’s Susanna Tsang produced the tale of a trained killer who must battle his own sect to restore the rightful emperor to his throne.