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China Box Office: "The Monkey King" Tops Worldwide Chart with Record-Breaking $50M

10:21 AM 2/3/2014 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen in "The Monkey King"
Soi Cheang’s The Monkey King, starring Donnie Yen, Chow Yun Fat, and Aaron Kwok, did even better than initially estimated at the box office. The latest adaptation of Journey to the West opened last Friday in China with an estimated $17M. Turns out the estimate was $3M short. The actual figure is $20M, which makes it the biggest opening day gross of all time, but with an asterix.

"The Monkey King" Needs $150M at the Box Office to Break Even

9:16 AM 1/30/2014 by Senh Duong
The Monkey King
Chow Yun Fat, star of The Monkey King (along with Donnie Yen and Aaron Kwok), draws the line on sequel possibilities. The $65M adaptation of Journey to the West, one of the most popular novels in China, will need to gross $150M at the box office in China just to break even.

Evaluating the CGI-Infested "Monkey King" Teasers and Trailers

10:26 AM 1/27/2014 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen in "The Monkey King"
Costing $65M, Soi Cheang’s The Monkey King is the third most expensive movie ever made in China. Starring Donnie Yen, Chow Yun Fat, and Aaron Kwok, the budget for the fantasy/action-adventure film is only surpassed by Zhang Yimou’s $100M The Flowers of War and John Woo’s $75M Red Cliff, which was eventually split into two films to better recoup its then record-high cost.

Johnnie To To Reunite With Chow Yun-fat And Sylvia Chang For An Adaptation Of Design For Living – Johnnie To is not one to sit still for long. He has over thirty directing credits to date and that number looks set to continue to rise and rise. To’s last two films, Drug War and Blind Detective, are gradually rolling out worldwide and you can most likely expect to see them at some point soon, depending on where you live.

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