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China Box Office: "Robocop" Opens to Strong $21M, Worldwide Gross Up To $187M

1:36 PM 3/5/2014 by Senh Duong
ED-209 "Robocop"
Robocop might have disappointed at the domestic box office, but it’s making up for the difference overseas. With $52M after six weeks in the U.S., the remake looks like it’ll max out at $60M at the end of its run. That’s only slightly better than the original’s $53M, but with nearly ten times the cost.

Watch an Exclusive Action-Packed Clip from Donnie Yen’s New Crime Drama, SPECIAL ID

collider.com – We're happy to bring you an exclusive clip from director Clarence Fok Yiu-leung's action-packed crime drama, Special ID. The movie stars Donnie Yen (Ip Man) as an undercover cop investigating a ruthless underworld organization who finds himself in even greater danger when his cover is blown. If you're a fan of The Raid and its upcoming sequel, you're going to like this clip quite a bit 7 years 33 weeks ago via donnieyen

Review: "Special ID" Is Donnie Yen's Best Actioner Since "Ip Man 2"

12:31 PM 1/24/2014 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen fights Any On in "Special ID"
Action-wise, Special ID is Donnie Yen's best since Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster. The fight scenes, collectively, are more satisfying than Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (except for the first five minutes), The Lost Bladesman, and Wu Xia. (Movie-wise, it’s probably the lesser of the bunch.

Asia Box Office: Final Tallies for "Special ID" and "Tom Yum Goong 2"

7:17 PM 12/19/2013 by Senh Duong
Special ID
In October, two of the most anticipated martial arts movies opened: Donnie Yen’s return to Mix Martial Arts action in Special ID and Tony Jaa’s comeback film Tom Yum Goong 2 (aka The Protector 2). Both films had troubled productions and behind-the-scenes controversies.

Well Go Acquires North American Rights To 'Special ID'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Well Go USA Entertainment acquired North American rights to Clarence Fok Yiu-Leung’s Special ID, the story of an undercover cop (Donnie Yen) who goes deep inside China’s most ruthless crime syndicate. The Matrix‘s Collin Chou also stars. The pic was acquired from Easternlight Films in a deal negotiated between Ying Ye, managing director, on behalf of the company, and Pfardrescher on behalf of Well Go. 7 years 40 weeks ago via jackiechan

Chinese Box Office: "The Last Stand" Opens with Weak $1M, "Special ID" at $17.4M, "The Wolverine" at $25.7M

12:25 PM 10/24/2013 by Senh Duong
The Last Stand
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first solo effort since leaving office in California was Korean director Jee-Woon Kim’s “The Last Stand.” It opened in the U.S. in January of this year with a weak $6.3M and finished its run with just $12M, about a fourth of its $45M budget. Worldwide, it has taken in $37M so far.

Chinese Box Office: "Special ID" $12.6M, "The Wolverine" $20M, "Young Detective Dee" $96.2M

12:20 PM 10/21/2013 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen vs. Ken Lo in "Special ID"
Apparently, Donnie Yen’s no match for “The Wolverine.” The latter debuted last week against the former’s “Special ID.” I’m kinda surprised that China didn’t clear the slate for Yen’s latest actioner to protect local productions, but instead gave it direct competition for action fans from Hugh Jackman’s latest.

Reviews for Donnie Yen's "Special ID" Are Trickling In

4:03 PM 10/17/2013 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen in "Special ID"
After an endless flow of fight clips, trailers, and behind-the-scenes featurettes from the movie, the highly anticipated action film “Special ID” starring Donnie Yen is finally opening today in China. Reviews are starting to trickle into Google News. So far, I ‘ve found three mixed positive ones.

It's Donnie Yen Versus Ken Lo In Another Clip From SPECIAL ID

feedproxy.google.com – How much fighting can there be left to see from upcoming Donnie Yen star vehicle Special ID? The onslaught of trailers and clips from the film continues and when they all look as good as this it's awfully hard to complain, though I do really hope that they're holding back some of the big stuff. 7 years 49 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Andy On Gives Us an Update on "Special Identity," Including His Ten Minute Fight Scene with Donnie Yen

10:48 PM 1/29/2013 by Senh Duong
Andy On and Donnie Yen in "Special Identity"
News has been kinda scant on Donnie Yen’s crime thriller “Special Identity” since Vincent Zhao’s controversial departure. Shortly afterwards, Yen called upon three martial arts veterans to replace him: Andy On (“True Legend”), Collin Chou (“The Matrix Reloaded”), and Ken Lo (“Drunken Master II”). That’s more than enough to make up for Zhao’s presence. Since then, a few stills have surfaced online, but not much else.

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