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China Box Office: "Journey to the West," "So Young," and "Young Detective Dee" Top Chinese Films of 2013

1:15 PM 1/4/2014 by Senh Duong
Journey to West: Conquering the Demons
In the second largest film market of the world, Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons is the top film of 2013, grossing a monstrous $206M. It’s the second highest-grossing Chinese film of all time, just a few million behind 2012’s Lost in Thailand. What makes this even more remarkable is that Stephen Chow doesn’t appear in the film; he only directed.

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

11:20 AM 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.

Chinese Box Office: Tsui Hark's "Detective Dee" Prequel Uncovers $22M in Three Days

1:57 PM 9/30/2013 by Senh Duong
Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
When Tsui Hark’s “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” set the China box office on fire in 2010 with $43.7M, you know it’s just a matter of time for a sequel. But maybe because the producers couldn’t get its star Andy Lau to commit, we instead get a prequel with Mark Chao (“So Young”) in his role.

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