courtesy of takungpao.com
LEGEND OF THE FIST THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN (JING MO FUNG WON CHEN ZHEN) was released the earliest in the Mainland. Its opening day box office was near 20 million RMB. Its three day box office exceeded 50 million RMB to become the most ideal performance among films of the same period.
The film opened in Hong Kong on September 23. The single day and special screening box office already exceeded 3.5 million, 2.8 million more than IP MAN 2's opening day box office. At the same time it was Andrew Lau Wai Keung's highest grossing film since the INFERNAL AFFAIRS (MO GAN DOH) film series, again confirming that the team of Lau Wai Keung and Donnie Yen Chi Tan was extraordinarily attractive.
The film was also released in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Their box office tally already exceeded HK$60 million. The performance has been rather idea and the cast was rather excited. When asked how he felt about the box office, Yen Chi Tan said that his joy was unprecedented because this success proved that the audience accepted his performance of Chen Zhen. In addition this time he was the action director and the audience liked his action films.
Lau Wai Keung was also very happy, saying that this was his best performance in the Mainland so far. He did not dare to slow down his promotion. After the Mid Autumn Festival, he and Anthony Wong Chau Sun began a series of Mainland promotions. The Mainland film company for now scheduled a celebration in Beijing on the 28th. Lau Wai Keung, Shu Qi, and Wong Chau Sun have already agreed to attend. Yen Chi Tan would ask his current production in hopes of attending.