|Wong Kar Wai|
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The Wong Kar Wai directed THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI) after a week in release in the Mainland already passed 180 million yuan RMB at the box office, after 4 days in Hong Kong release it broke HK$8 million. THE GRANDMASTERS began a Grand Master Storm as THE GRANDMASTERS kung fu tea and Tony Leung Chiu Wai hat sales have been heating up online.
Industry insiders also supported THE GRANDMASTERS. Taiwan director Giddens Ko described it as an "early Republic martial art epic, Leung Chiu Wai at his most handsome"; European and American media also gave high praises to the film, describing it as "a daring beginning of an innovative artistic territory". Wong Kar Wai also received praise for merging the traditional Chinese kung fu and high technology.