|THE MONKEY KING
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International superstar Chow Yun Fat starred in Lunar New Year films THE MONKEY KING (SAI YAU GEI ji DAI LAU TIN GUNG) and FROM VEGAS TO MACAU (DOH SING FUNG WON) and created over 1.5 billion yuan RMB box office record. After getting the "good news", Fat Gor joked, "What does that have to do with me! The most important is for the bosses to be happy!" Both films have asked Fat Gor to join their sequels in August. Although Fat Gor's film schedule was already tightly packed, he promised that he would "work hard to see if he can accommodate".
Fat Gor humbly said, "What does that have to do with me! The most important is for the boss to be happy. Without the bosses' investments, wouldn't we end up eating the wind from the Northwest? The film industry needs to make more movies, then there will be more job opportunities."
Fat Gor this year has reportedly planned to make 3 films, his chance of working on THE MONKEY KING and FROM VEGAS TO MACAU sequels would not seem likely. Yet he has not turned them down directly. Fat Gor said, "THE MONKEY KING's lead is Sun Wukong, the Jade Emperor in the next installment shouldn't have much room to perform because sun Wukong has already left his Journey to the West. I would be expendable. Brother Fung (Alex Wong Hoi Fung) said that it will start production in August, I will read the script first and see if Hollywood special effects will be used, I will work hard to accommodate. (Will you make the FROM VEGAS TO MACAU sequel?) I indeed had a lot of fun working with Wong Jing and (Nicholas) Tse Ting Fung, but would a sequel so soon be too soon? I think waiting another year would be better! Brother Jing has asked to dinner, we will look at the story first, read the script then see if my schedule will be able to accommodate!"
The Chow Yun Fat starred FROM VEGAS TO MACAU only opened in the Mainland with 24 million RMB, its momentum grew stronger and stronger. Currently its cumulative box office already exceeded 500 million RMB, third only the 1 billion RMB of THE MONKEY KING (SAI YAU GEI ji DAI LAU TIN GUNG) and the 690 million RMB WHERE ARE YOU GOING DADDY. However VEGAS was thriving in single day box office and film scheduling.
In general, with a Mainland opening of 20 million RMB, the film's total box office would be around 200 million. Yet VEGAS's box office trend opened eyes as it only needed 4 weeks to reach 500 million. Starting last week its single day box office surpassed MONKEY and DADDY.
As for scheduling, because more and more cinema circuits fought to show VEGAS, its scheduling already exceeded the other two films and set the over 1.5 billion yuan RMB box office record for Fat Gor.