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Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin starred STORM WARRIORS (FUNG WON II) after five days in release broke the 50 million mark at the box office. In Southeast Asia it even reached 100 million. Two nights ago the film company held a "hero celebration banquet" in Tsim Sha Tsui. Directors Pang Brothers, boss Daneil Lam Siu Ming and actors Kwok Fu Sing, Cheng Yi Kin, Ah Sa, Tang Yan, Patrick Tam Yiu Man and others all host the toast.
Lam Siu Ming presented the "Snow Drink Blade" and "Ultimate Sword" to Ekin and Sing Sing. Ekin and Sing Sing asked the boss whether they would get box office bonuses. Later directors Pang Brothers also joined the fray. Oxide Pang Shun joked, "The boss didn't give swords to the directors, of course he has to give checks." Lam Siu Ming expressed plans for a third film that will start production in the summer with the original cast and crew. He also said that the two male leads will receive raises.
Would Kwok Fu Sing receive box office bonus? He said, "I don't know. My manager Siu Mei negotiated my salary, she will fight for me." Sing Sing said that his income was calculated annually and joked that he has always been solid so he would not look at his income amount. Making good movies was the most important. Sing Sing discussed plans for a film production company next year. He said, "I have been working for so many years, I too want to cultivate more new comers." Will he retreat to behind the scene? He said no, he liked to make movies too. Sing Sing was asked whether he would ask rumored girlfriend Lynn Xiong (Hung Doi Lam) to join his new company since Lynn was a film new comer too? Sing Sing reluctantly said, "I want to find some 15 or 16 young old actors with potential. I got into the business at a very young age. I want to find someone who can sing, dance and act, someone like my successor."
Did Sing Sing not want Lynn under his banner? He said that she has a manager and did not need him to worry. He said, "I like talent, if someone is talented we can work together." A reporter said that Lynn was a talent too. He said, "That indeed is, but I don't want just one. I need a lot of people." Would Sing Sing mind working with Lynn in a movie? He said, "I don't care. If the subject and the screenplay are suitable, I have no problem." Sing Sing's manager Siu Mei was asked about Sing Sing's bonus. She said, "Actually the salary was already a happy price, bonus or not actually doesn't matter."
Cheng Yi Kin hoped that the film would break STORM RIDERS' ten year old record. He said that before the shoot the boss mentioned bonuses and he hoped that would truly happen. Ekin said, "Actually 10 years ago STORM RIDERS also said we had it, later due to the contract coming to term nothing happened. I trust the boss to be very serious, bonus will come with good result." Ekin said that earlier while promoting in the Mainland he heard the directors agreed to take off their pants together to celebrate if the box office reached a certain number. Will Ekin join them? He said that he would not, the number was very high and very unlikely.
Ah Sa heard the directors' dropping their pants and joked without mercy. "I don't watch to see that, if the two male leads will do it then that's great." How would Ah Sa celebrate box office success? She said that she would only work harder and cheer. Then she joked, "Maybe I will wear the Latin dance costume from the concert before, it's very sexy." Did her boyfriend Ronald Cheng Chung Kei complain about her dance costume? She said that he would not because it was a job requirement.