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The Chapman To Man Jat, DaDa Chen Jing starred new film VULGARIA (DAI JOOK HEI KET) after 3 days in release made HK$4.91 million. Released on the same day, THE SILENT WAR (TING FUNG JEH)'s Mainland box office after a week was 130 million RMB and HK$1.8 million locally. It was no match for VULGARIA. Speaking of defeating Best Actor Tony Leung Chiu Wai, VULGARIA director Pang Ho Cheung yesterday said at an audience appreciation event that he would like the original cast to work on GUOON YUN FONG TAI (HUSBAND ALL YOU CAN EAT). Would the female lead be Chen Jing or Susan Shaw Yam Yam? Director Pang said, "They two can become one! (You beat Wai Jai at the box office!) It's not who beat who, the most important is the entire market is good. (Would you publish a novel version?) No! It was a film company request earlier."
To Man Jat said that the two films have different styles and even said, "My achievement of a lifetime can't surpass Wai Jai's. They are a Mainland hit, we cater to Hong Kong taste. (Would you make more Hong Kong movies?) I would, someone invested a pile of money for purely locally created films. The budget will be 30 million for 5 movies."