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The Nicholas Tse Ting Fung and Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun) starred THE VIRAL FACTOR (YIK JIN) performed well during the Lunar New Year, its Hong Kong box office alone was already 18 million and its global box office was 150 million. The film company last night held a celebration. Aside from the leads, director Dante Lam Chiu Yin, Andy On Chi Kit and boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing were in attendance. At the event Lam Chiu Yin received a "Lunar New Year film box office champion" plaque from the boss. Everyone also participated in a toast and Lo Hei ceremony for better luck and box office.
Ting Fung admitted that he was very happy about the ideal box office but he did not know yet whether a sequel will be made. His former wife Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi and their two sons lived near the venue. Did he visit his sons on the way? He said, "I just did this morning, (Why didn't you bring your sons?) I don't do that." However he admitted that during the Lunar New Year he brought his sons on visits for laisee. Because he was rarely in Hong Kong, sometimes he did not want to go. His older son Lucas also asked him to stay in Hong Kong more. He explained that Papa has to work, luckily Lucas understood. He even praised Lucas for taking care of his brother Quintus and would not fight over toys. Once they hit their heads during play, Lucas ignored himself to take care of his brother right away. He was very touched to see that, but he did not understand Quintus had very little hard and a receding hair line.
Did he see Pak Chi when he visited his sons? He said not every time. As for their rumored reunion, he said that he and Pak Chi had New Year dinner. He also dined with his parents and sister but not together. He even joked, "With all the New Year meals I got much fatter, during the interview I had to suck in my gut. (You were divorced but dined together, did your sons feel strange?) Nowadays divorces are very common, my sons would understand." He said that Lucas wants his parents to be together but mentions it only occasionally. Ting Fung also said, "I heard from my former wife that Lucas would cry when he sees people beating me up on television, like when I was little I would cry when I saw Papa being executed."
Chow Kit Lun last night appeared in costume. He said that after the celebration he would shave. Speaking of he and rumored girlfriend Hannah Quinlivan (Kun Ling) being caught at dinner together, he said, "No, really? During the New Year I dined with many friends." As for Kun Ling's mother being caught helping out at his restaurant, he admitted that sometimes when the restaurant was busy many friends would help. He stressed that Mother Ling only volunteered her help and did not work for her. The restaurant was opened in commemoration of the film INITIAL D (TAU MAN JI D)'s eighth anniversary. This time with THE VIRAL FACTOR he wanted to open a toy gun store, but his mother objected. Did he need his mother's permission on everything including choosing a girlfriend? He said, "Choosing a girlfriend also need mother's nod."