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|LOVE OFF THE CUFF|
|BEAUTY AND THE BEAST|
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The Hong Kong Box Office Co. Ltd. yesterday announced the first half of 2017 (January 1st to June 30th) Hong Kong film box office performance. LOVE OFF THE CUFF (CHUN GIU GAU JI MING) was the top Hong Kong film with HK$ 30,256,619; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was the top non Hong Kong film with HK$ 67,232,357. The last half of years had 157 first run releases in Hong Kong, 26 were Hong Kong films and 131 were non Hong Kong film. The total box office was HK$ 976,141,540, HK$ 42,284,875 less than the same period last year, 4.15% drop.
The top three highest grossing Hong KOng films so far were LOVE OFF THE CUFF, SHOCK WAVE (CHAK DAN JUEN GA) in second place made HK$ 25,360,088 and JOURNEY TO THE WEST THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK (SAI YAU FOOK YIU PIN) made HK$ 23,634,946. The top three highest grossing non Hong Kong films were BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FATE OF THE FURIOUS and WONDER WOMAN, which was still in release. In tenth was RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, whch made HK$ 32,231,791 and still more than LOVE OFF THE CUFF.
Miriam Yeung Chn Wa felt very happy about the good LOVE OFF THE CUFF performance and thanked each viewers who went to the moves or several times for their support. She congratulated the director and the boss, at the same tme she also thanked the team for their production effort. Chin Wa mentioned her co-star Shawn Yue Man Lok. The audience also liked the spark of their 3 collaborations. She said, "I hope next time I would have even better work for the audience and have another chance to work together. To me, I am very happy to be destined to play the character of Cherie Yu. I hope everyone would always remember Cherie and Jimmy. Let's see if we have a chance to see each other again."