Saturday, November 19, 2011


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Two days ago 9 films opened in Hong Kong including LEGENDARY AMAZONS (YEUNG MOON JUI JEUNG ji GWUN LING YU SAN).  The film was the second of Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi's comeback after TREASURE HUNT (MO GA JI BO).  Unfortunately its box office performance was mediocre as it only made 40,000 at its opening and landed it in seventh place on the single day chart.  The single day box office champion was the foreign film IMMORTALS with 774,000.  In second place was MARGIN CALL with 183,000.  In third was the Wei Te-Sheng NT$700 million investment SEEDIQ BALE with 144,000.

YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE gained momentum in Hong Kong with a cumulative box office of over 50 million.  With the YOU motivated film market, although 9 films were released two days ago but their box office performance was only average.  The single day champion THE IMMORTALS made 774,000, which was considered decent.  Perhaps its action and 3D elements attracted an audience.  In second and third place, MARGIN CALL and SEEDIQ BALE also exceeded 10 million at the box office.  Other films only made several tens of thousands.  The worst was the Leila Tong Ning starred BIG BLUE LAKE (DAI LAN WU) with only 4,516.  When the Pak Chi starred TREASURE HUNT was released in Hong Kong two months ago, its opening day box office was 124,000, 40,000 better than her new film LEGENDARY AMAZONS.

Once calling Pak Chi "negative number actress", Stephen Shiu Yeuk Yuen two days ago continued his "coverage" of the LEGENDARY AMAZONS in Hong Kong.  After the first half of the opening day when the film came in eleventh and made 14,555, yesterday he reported the new second day numbers.  Around 2PM, Shiu Yeuk Yuen said, "Our distribution of TRESPASS didn't promote well enough and with the rain it only made 80,000.  The performance was not ideal but happened to double that of LEGENDARY AMAZONS, which only had 41,000."

Shiu Yeuk Yuen said about yesterday's box office trend, "Actually today all movie box office rose, only LEGENDARY AMAZONS fell.  As of 2PM it only made 9500.  YOU again is on top."

1 comment:

  1. I loved the Shaw Brothers' "14 Amazons" and was originally looking forward to checking out Frankie Chan's take on the legend/story of the Yang women warriors. However, the trailer for it made the film looked cheesy and at least one trusted -- and usually quite generous -- reviewer (Stefan of A Nutshell Review) has panned the work.

    I still might go and check out the film... but am definitely going to keep my expectations super low should I do so.