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Wong Kar-Wai Finally Scores a Hit at the Box Office with "The Grandmaster": $25.8M Opening Week

10:05 PM 1/17/2013 by Senh Duong
Zhang Ziyi in "The Grandmaster"
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.

Watch: 3 Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster'

The Grandmaster – The first word on Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster” was largely positive after it debuted in Hong Kong and China last week. The film, which stars Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang and Chen Chang, tells the story of the famed martial arts master Ip Man who trained Bruce Lee, and is set to play at the Berlin Film Festival next month. 7 years 25 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Early Review Roundup: Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmaster' Strikes a Balance Between Haunting Style and True Kung Fu

The Grandmaster – Two early reviews for Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai's highly anticipated and long-gestating "The Grandmaster" have hit the web, both praising the film's deft balance between being a "beautiful" kung fu genre movie and a stylish exploration of many of the director's career-long themes. Complaints include that the film has been cut drastically from its intended length, and that actor Chang Chen is given too little screen time, while muse Tony Leung "lacks his usual intensity." Highlights below, updates to be added as more reviews come in. 7 years 26 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Chinese Box Office: "Chinese Zodiac" Helicopter-Kicks "Lost in Thailand" Off the Top Spot

1:51 AM 1/9/2013 by Senh Duong
Jackie Chan in "Chinese Zodiac"
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.

Wong Kar-wai in Last-Minute Rush to Finish 'The Grandmaster' For World Premiere (Report)

The Grandmasters – The Hong Kong auteur is still putting final touches to his martial arts epic, with the film to be delivered to mainland Chinese censors hours before its first press screening in Beijing on Jan. 5 7 years 27 weeks ago via brucelee

Will Wong Kar-Wai Finally Break Through at the Box Office with "The Grandmasters?"

6:10 PM 1/3/2013 by Senh Duong
The Grandmasters
Believe it or not, none of Wong Kar-Wai’s films were ever hits in Hong Kong, even though they starred some of Hong Kong’s biggest box office draws - Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Leslie Cheung, and Maggie Cheung. His biggest hit was his debut film “As Tears Go By” (Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung), which grossed HK $11.5M ($1.5M US) in 1988, according to Wikipedia.


Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Running Time Will Test Patience For Those Who Think Movies Are Too Long Now – This awards season, certain corners of the internet have been complaining that movies are just too darn long. "Zero Dark Thirty," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Amour" and "This Is 40" all broke the 2 hour mark. And some fidgety reporters who seemingly can't sit still for more than a couple hours will be disappointed that one of 2013's most eagerly awaited movies will test their bathroom break-timing. 7 years 27 weeks ago via jetli

Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Delayed Until 2013, But Some New Posters Arrive – About three weeks away from its slated December 18th release date in China, Wong Kar-Wai has gone ahead and pulled a Wong Kar-Wai, and once again "The Grandmaster" is delayed. Twitch reports that the film is now being slated for a January 8, 2013 release in Hong Kong and China, but one wonders if that date too will hold. 7 years 32 weeks ago via jackiechan

New 'The Grandmasters' Poster Plus A Behind The Scenes Documentary We Wish Was In English

The Grandmasters – It’s been a long time coming for Wong Kar-Wai’s perennially delayed martial arts epic “The Grandmaster,” but it’s finally hitting the big screen, if only in China at first. In advance of its Chinese premiere next month, a brand new poster and behind-the-scenes documentary have have hit the web. The most interesting and informative of the new material is the documentary “The Road To The Grandmaster”, which is sadly only available in an untranslated Cantonese. 7 years 33 weeks ago via jackiechan

New Images Of Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi & More From Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters'

The Grandmasters – Three Wong Kar-Wai posts in one week? Given how little we hear from the director, that's practically a deluge. But with his long awaited "The Grandmasters" finally finished and coming to theaters (overseas anyway), there is some new stuff to dig into. We've already seen a new trailer, some new pictures and now, a few more images to tide us over.

7 years 35 weeks ago via brucelee
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