Chinese Zodiac News
12:56 PM 2/6/2013 by Senh Duong
Sam Mendes’ “Skyfall” starring Daniel Craig opened a couple weeks ago in China and riveted audiences to the tune of $35M in the first week and $16M in the second, for a total of $51M so far. It’s a huge hit in China, unless, like this writer, your views got distorted by the recent records broken by “Lost in Thailand” and “Chinese Zodiac.”
Chinese Box Office: "The Grandmaster" Reaches $40M; "Lost in Thailand" Inches Closer to "Avatar"'s Record
6:32 PM 1/24/2013 by Senh Duong
Wong Kar-Wai’s “The Grandmaster” topped the charts for another week with $13.7M, upping its total to a spectacular $39.5M after two weeks. It’s now the top earning Ip Man film in China, beating the $32M gross of the Donnie Yen-starring “Ip Man 2.” That’s pretty impressive, considering Yen’s films were the ones that popularized the martial arts master who taught Bruce Lee.
10:05 PM 1/17/2013 by Senh Duong
With its huge opening, “The Grandmaster” is the first box office hit of Wong Kar-Wai’s career. It’s good to see the internationally acclaimed director finally getting his due at the box office.
1:51 AM 1/9/2013 by Senh Duong
In a surprise last week at the box office in China, Jackie Chan’s “Chinese Zodiac” finally dislodged Zheng Xu’s “Lost in Thailand” from the top spot. The two films grossed $37.3M and $31.8M, respectively, for the week ending on January 6th. I didn’t think this would ever happen because “Lost in Thailand” had beaten “Chinese Zodiac” for two consecutive weeks prior to this.
Chinese Box Office: "Chinese Zodiac" Uncovers $76.5M; "Lost in Thailand" Sails Pass "Titanic 3D" Towards Avatar's Record
8:53 PM 1/1/2013 by Senh Duong
Like last year at the box office in China, there are only room for two big event films during the Christmas and New Year holidays. In 2011, Zhang Yimou’s “The Flowers of War” (Christian Bale) and Tsui Hark’s “The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate” (Jet Li) were the two dominant films, claiming the top two spots for weeks.
At 58, Jackie Chan Still Kicks Ass at the Box Office: "Chinese Zodiac" Takes in Massive $34.6M After Four Days in China
3:49 PM 12/28/2012 by Senh Duong
It won’t be released in the States until next Spring or Summer, but Jackie Chan’s latest action comedy “Chinese Zodiac” (a.k.a. CZ12) has already become his highest grossing film ever in China, taking in $34.6M in just four days, according to EntGroup. His previous best were “Shaolin” and “The Forbidden Kingdom,” which made $33.8M and $27M, respectively, in their entire theatrical runs.
1:01 AM 12/24/2012 by Senh Duong
Jackie Chan used to be the most beloved actor in Hong Kong, his birth place. It was almost a yearly ritual for the Hong Kong people to bring their entire family to watch his latest action comedy during Chinese New Year (or whenever one of his films opened). Looking at the top 100 highest grossing films of all time in Hong Kong was almost like looking at his filmography, since his films dominated the charts.
feedproxy.google.com – The Hong Kong star’s action comedy, which topped opening-day box-office rankings across Asia, is slated for a wide release during the first or second quarter next year. 25 weeks 3 days ago via jetli