|courtesy of mingpao.com|
The Stephen Chow Sing Chi directed JOURNEY TO THE WEST CONQUERING THE DEMONS (SAI YAU GONG MOR PIN) after 9 days in release in the Mainland made over 700 million RMB and broke 14 box office records that included TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON's highest single day box office record and LOST IN THAILAND's fastest Chinese film to reach 700 million. Industry insiders estimated that JOURNEY will reach 1 billion this weekend.
Chow Sing Chi thanked the audience for its support. "I also have to thank Shu Qi, Wen Zhang, Huang Bo, Law Chi Cheung (Show Luo) and all the actors for their exciting performance." JOURNEY also proved that creativity and energy from Hong Kong film brought proud to Hong Kong filmmakers. Shu Qi's performance in the film received praises. She would like to work with Chow Sing Chi again. "He is an unique genius, a man with his own style."