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The Stephen Chow Sing Chi directed JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (SAI YAU GONG MOR PIN) opened on February 10 Lunar New Year in Mainland nationwide. After 15 days it already exceeded 1 billion RMB at the box office. JOURNEY even broke many new records, including three weeks of consecutive single day box office champion, the fastest to reach 1 billion and the highest grossing Chinese film in a single month. With its strong momentum, it will be able to break LOST IN THAILAND's 1.2 billion yuan box office in days and even have hope to exceed AVATAR's almost 1.4 million yuan box office. In Hong Kong and Macau it already has reached HK$28 million at the box office.
Sing Yeh thanked viewers for their support with nonstop audience appreciation visits in Nanjing, Shenyang, Chongqing and Shenzhen. Two days ago he even visited five cinemas in Shenzhen. Since it was the Lantern Festival, a viewer asked if Sing Yeh still loved Athena Chu Yun? Sing Yeh actually screamed, "I love Shu Qi!" The entire audience applauded and laughed.
Viewers cared about Sing Yeh's love life and even longed for Sing Yeh to perform again. Sing Yeh revealed that it was being planned. He said, "You have to be patient, I will try to be as fast as I can." He would not eliminate a sequel for JOURNEY about how Sun Wukong headed for good while on the journey for scriptures. He might personally play the lead role.