|THE MONKEY KING 2's Aaron Kwok|
|Nick Cheung and Chris Lee in FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3|
|Stephen Chow, Jelly Lin and Show Lo wish everyone a Happy Year of the Monkey|
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|New Sing Girl Jelly Lin has many scenes in water|
|Show Lo as Octopus is funny|
|Stephen Chow teaches Deng Chao how to get more laughs|
|FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 came in second with HK$ 3.35 million single day take|
|THE MONKEY KING 2 came in fourth on the Lunar New Year's Day|
|IP MAN 3 reaches HK$ 59 million and heads for 60 million|
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This Lunar New Year the box office competition has been fierce. The Stephen Chow Sing Chi directed MERMAID (MEI YUN YU) opened on the Lunar New Year's Day (February 8th) with over HK$ 4.9 million, breaking Sing Yeh's 2004 KUNG FU HUSTLE (GONG FU)'s HK$ 4.42 million opening day record. On Lunar New Year's Day, second among the Hong Kong box office was FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 (DOH SING FUNG WON III) with HK$ 3.35 million. In third was the animation THE GOOD DINOSAUR with HK$ 2.55 million. In fourth place was THE MONKEY KING 2 (SAI YAU GEI ji SUEN NG HUNG SAM DA BAK GWUT JING) with HK$ 2.22 million. In the Mainland, aside from MERMAID in first place, second place was FROM 3 with 180 million RMB. In third was THE MONKEY KING with HK$ 170 million RMB.
According to information from MERMAID, the film opened in Hong Kong with HK$ 4,941,149 (data from the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association and the Hong Kong Theatres Association's Hong Kong Box Office Co. Ltd.) and set a new Hong Kong Chinese film opening record as it broke Chow Sing Chi's 2004 film KUNG FU HUSTLE HK$ 4,427,153 record. MERMAID made HK$ 668,176 from the February 7th advanced late night screenings. With the Lunar New Year's Day opening, the cumulative box office was HK$ 5,609,325.
MERMAID's Mainland cumulative box office was 280 million RMB, which gave it the highest Chinese film opening day box office in Chinese film history and broke five records: the biggest opening day for Chinese film, the highest single day take for Chinese film, the highest Spring Festival single day take, the fastest to reach 100 million (with advanced screening) Chinese film and the fastest to reach 200 million. MERMAID, FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 and THE MONKEY KING 3 made over 600 million RMB on the Lunar New Year's Day in the Mainland. FROM 3 opened in Hong Kong on February 6th. As of the Lunar New Year's Day its cumulative box office was HK$ 8.76 million.
According to Sina Entertainment THE MONKEY KING 2's cumulative Mainland box office was 172 million yuan RMB. In Hong Kong it made HK$ 2,224,811 on the Lunar New Year's Day in fourth place; in third was THE GOOD DINOSAUR with Hk$ 2,552,293.
At the same time, IP MAN 3 has already reached HK$ 59 million and prepared to break 60 million. With its current trend it has hope to become the fourth Chinese film to reach HK$ 60 million. The other three were two Sing Yeh films KUNG FU HUSTLE and SHAOLIN SOCCER, as well as YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE.