SHAOLIN after a few days in release in the Mainland headed straight toward 200 million yuan RMB at the box office. After opening in Hong Kong Thursday, its box office already approached 10 million as of Sunday.
Andy Lau Tak Wa in the film had a fight scene with Wu Jing. Due to the wire suddenly snapping, Wa Jai fell from mid air to the ground. Upon landing he had a painful look on his face and scared everyone half to death. Luckily the on the set doctor immediately checked on him and confirmed that his spine was not injured, only his legs and arms were bruised. Due to his protective gear underneath his life was spared. Wa Jai said, "My entire back was shaken, it really hurt. I have no idea what happened, but no one could expect an accident, we really have to take the proper safety precautions!"
At the time Wa Jai sat with the help of the crew. After the doctor treated him he finally half jokingly said, "Yesterday Wu Jing kicked me in the mouth and injured my gum, the swelling only went down after applying ice. Today I am injured again. With two injuries in a row my kung fu really is poor!" Wu Jing felt very guilty and apologetically said that his heavy hand caused trouble. Wa Jai immediately said to Wu Jing, "No no no, today has nothing to do with you. That was a wire problem, so you don't have to worry!"