Derek Yee Tung Sing after PROTEGE (MOON TOH) and OVERHEARD (SIT TING FUNG WON) again worked with Louis Koo Tin Lok and Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) in TRIPLE TAP (CHEUNG WONG JI WONG). Siu Bo said that their repeated collaborations was not because they were his favorites as rumored, but completely because they were not troublesome! "We have been working together, we have chemistry. Without having to say so much, some actors and managers in this industry are truly very troublesome!" Siu Bo this time landed Li Bingbing to play Goo Jai's superior and Charlene Choi Chuek Yin to play Goo Jai's nurse girlfriend, but either had too many scenes and seemed underutilized. He responded, "I am not making a
romance!" Siu Bo also revealed that actually he and Goo Jai have known each other for a long time. He said that Goo Jai was single and warmed up slowly, since Li Bingbing did not have a boyfriend he wanted to play "matchmaker". Unfortunately nothing came of it. "I told Bingbing, she and Goo Jai matched pretty well. Bingbing said Goo Jai didn't talk, so I told her to take the initiative and caht with Goo Jai. In one scene, I deliberately arranged for them to be the only people in the car. Through the receiver I thought I would listen to what they were chatting about. I didn't expect Goo Jai to actually be so dull, even I didn't want to hear him talk. Haha!"
The film after less than three weeks in Mainland release has passed 100 million at the box office to become the first Chinese film to hit the mark this summer. Due to its success, director Yee Tung Sing officially became a member of the "100 Million Yuan Director Club". Even famous director Feng Xiaogang expressed, "TRIPLE TAP absolutely is the summer's trail blazer for Chinese films!"
Many viewers after watching the film left messages on microblogs or message boards to praise Koo Tin Lok's outstanding performance and the film was absolutely his representative work. Koo Tin Lok excitedly stated, "I have played many different characters. This time I had to have very good balance between good and evil, which indeed is very difficult. This time I finally have a good answer for the director and film viewers!"
Another lead Ng Yin Cho was so exhausted from the promotion that both his eyes had burst capillaries. The success of the film was worth all the hardship. Yee Tung Sing said, "The box office is the distributors to be concerned with, participation and production to me is even more
important. The film's good performance showed me the Mainland viewers' generosity. Overall, I am somewhat surprised. Here I not only have to thank every actor for their exciting performance and the investors for their support, but also the audience for its support."
Emperor Motion Pictures chief Albert Lee (Lei Nga Bok) expressed, "with the World Cup and many foreign blockbuster releases, TRIPLE indeed was taking a risk but everyone was full of confidence in the film. The director made a good movie and with coordination from the actors, the 100 million box office absolutely deserve a congratulation."