|STAND BY ME: DORAEMON
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|Julian Cheung's TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES was the Lunar New Year's Day Hong Kong film box office champion
|Fat Gor and Ka Ling's FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2 is a big Mainland hit
|TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES: HK$ 3.06 million
|12 GOLDEN DUCKS: HK$ 2.69 million
|FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2: HK$ 2.66 million
|Carina Lau posts a selfie with Fat Gor
|Charmaine Sheh and Louis Koo play a couple in TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES
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Although some Lunar New Year films have already had advanced screenings to attract viewers, three days ago on the Lunar New Year's Day the competition officially began. STAND BY ME: DORAEMON made HK$ 3.33 million on Lunar New Year's Day and accumulated HK$ 11.76 million, so far it leads all the Lunar New Year films. TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES (CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU) was the Hong Kong film single day box office champion with HK$ 3.06 million. As of 3 PM yesterday, the film's cumulative box office already reach HK$ 10 million! Because the television series already had a group of supporters, the film had certain draw. The production team also went to English for location shoots and added beauties like Charmaine Sheh Si Man, Amber Kuo and Oceane Zhu Xuan, attracting an audience with romantic love stories, beautiful people and scenery.
Following it was 12 GOLDEN DUCKS (12 GUM NGAP) with a Lunar New Year's Day take of HK$ 2.69 million and HK$ 6.53 million cumulative box office. The film mainly had Sandra Ng Kwan Yu in a male role. Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Eason Chan Yik Shun, Simon Yam Tat Wa, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Vicki Zhao Wei and other top guest stars. The subject was rather light and comedic, so it had its share of supporters. AN INSPECTOR CALLS (FAU WA YIN) made HK$ 530,000 that day and accumulated 820,000.
As for the Chow Yun Fat, Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Carina Lau Ka Ling starred FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2 (DOH SING FUNG WON) with it explosive scenes absolutely was able to attract eyeballs. Thus it made in third on Lunar New Year's Day with HK$ 2.66 million. The film's cumulative box office was HK$ 5.8 million. Although locally it came in third on Lunar New Year's Day, in the Mainland it made 61.3 million RMB in the Mainland on Lunar New Year's Day! TRIUMPH made 22.16 million in the Mainland on Lunar New Year's day. Meanwhile Jackie Chan's DRAGON BLADE made 107 million RMB. SNOW GIRL AND THE DARK CRYSTAL made 56 million.
TRIUMPH's cast was excited that the film was the Lunar New Year's Day Hong Kong film champion. The film company was interested in a celebration later and planned to share the success with its cast and crew. As the lead Chi Lam yesterday was very happy. "I wish in the Year of the Sheep that everyone in Hong Kong in career, life and love will TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES." Although the film had a box office lead, Chilam remained humble. "I really support Hong Kong film, I hope for this industry to bloom in variety. I am off these few days, but in a few days I will buy tickets to support Chow Yun Fat and Ng Kwan Yu's films."
Meanwhile, one of TRIUMPH's stars Charmaine Sheh Si Man was spending her holiday overseas. After learning about the box office success, Ah Sheh could not hide his joy. "I just got the good news about the box office, I am very happy. The Year of the Sheep is a good start, thank you viewers for your support!"
FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2's lead actress Carina Lau Ka Ling yesterday learned about the film's Mainland box office success and cracked up. "I am very happy!" She humbly said, "Of course I am very happy about the box office success, some luck may rub off on me! Since I have been making movies I wouldn't deliberately pay attention to the box office. Profit of course is good, investors or bosses would make money. (Do you have any box office expectation?) I don't have any personal idea, the higher the better."
Ka Ling said that with the box office success she was interested in a dinner celebration and has already invited Fat Gor today. She said, "It's such a coincidence, earlier I already planned to have dinner with Fat Gor today without anything to do with the box office. Actually on the night of the premiere, Wong Jing said that he would hold a celebration. Everyone is checking their schedule." The always friendly Fat Gor two days ago opened his Weibo account. When someone suspected its authenticity, he posted his photo with Ka Ling and confirmed that it was his account. Finally yesterday it has already reached 670,000 followers.