Manic Johnnie To crime comedy is a total flop, in which nothing seems to work.
One of the best Hong Kong shoot-'em-ups in recent memory, with top playing and action.
Big, trashy, pan-Chinese action drama is entertaining enough at a popcorn level.
Hawaii spotlights Asian two dozen
Spring Festival focuses on South Korea, Japan
Youku Tudou profit up in 2013
Revenue up 67%
Grandmaster leads HK Film Award nominations
11 for Unbeatable, 9 for Rigor Mortis
Police Story leads second weekend at China B.O.
Up in the Wind fourth-placed
Iron Man, Unbeatable top 2013 Hong Kong B.O.
Total revenue up by 4.2%
Police Story 2013 tops China B.O.
Personal Tailor passes RMB500 million
Firestorm tops Xmas B.O. in Hong Kong
Frozen top foreign film; 11% year-on-year increase
Personal Tailor has record weekend in China
Opening box office surpasses Lost in Thailand
Firestorm dominates China B.O.
No Man’s Land crosses RMB200 million
Firestorm to ignite ScreenSingapore
Andy Lau to present world premiere of action-thriller
Local films fill China December line-up
New Feng Xiaogang, Ning Hao, Jackie Chan films
Buyers burning for Firestorm
Andy Lau actioner sells strongly pre-market
Firestorm has explosive opening in China
By Kevin Ma
Sat, 14 December 2013, 12:05 PM (HKT)
Accounting for approximately 33.9% of all screenings nationwide (with approximately 27,600 screenings on 7,390 screens), the Alan YUEN 袁錦麟-directed film made RMB31.5 million (US$5.19 million) from 829,000 admissions on Thursday.
It is the second-best opening for Lau this year. In June, Switch 天機 富春山居圖 (2013) made RMB50.7 million (US$8.35 million) on its opening day for a total of RMB297 million (US$48.9 million). In July, Blind Detective 盲探 (2013) made RMB17.4 million (US$2.87 million) on opening day for a total of RMB209 million (US$34.4 million).
On Tuesday night, the action thriller made RMB11.2 million (US$1.84 million) from 7,200 preview screenings nationwide. The Edko (Beijing) Films Ltd 安樂（北京）電影發行有限公司 release has now grossed a total of RMB43.4 million (US$7.15 million).