Recent News Stories

  1. Choi Min-sik wins Baeksang Arts Grand Prize
  2. Asian New Talent Competition goes large
  3. Wang Tung, Kang Je-gyu compete in Shanghai
  4. Youku Tudou sinks to loss in Q1 2015
  5. Khavn under focus at Taipei Festival
  6. PK sets Indian film record in China
  7. Initiation Love opens second-placed in Japan
  8. Hollywood takes Buddha holiday in South Korea
  9. The challenges of adapting Japanese IP
  10. Taiwan Motion Picture Act reforms approved
  11. Hou Hsiao-hsien wins Cannes' Best Director
  12. Kurosawa wins second Un Certain Regard prize
  13. Cinderella and Flying Colors lead in Japan
  14. Evil dethrones Avengers in South Korea
  15. Avengers sets Marvel record in China
  16. Creating a female-driven crime film
  17. Hong Kong takes spotlight at NY Asian Fest
  18. Yamashita Nobuhiro to direct Over Fence
  19. Hong Won-chan on Office politics
  20. Searching for a new direction for Indian cinema
  21. Kidlat Tahimik returns Cinemalaya award
  22. Peter Chan to direct Li Na biography
  23. Oh Seung-uk under the skin of The Shameless
  24. Cinderella tops third week at Japan box office
  25. Tokyo IFF slums it in the Philippines
  26. Wuershan on death culture in The Ghouls
  27. Andrey Zvyagintsev to head Shanghai jury
  28. Contents Panda debuts slate at Cannes
  29. Edko unveils high-profile China productions
  30. Bravos brings genre slate to Cannes
  31. Well Go takes three high-profile genre films
  32. Maverick, Zinnia to bookend Taipei Film Festival
  33. Tokyo IFF celebrates Terayama Shuji's legacy
  34. Joint takes Mountains May Depart for Taiwan
  35. Chappie leads quiet weekend in China
  36. Bona reports record results for 2015Q1
  37. Ultron win third week in South Korea
  38. Avengers, Furious 7 rule South Korea in April
  39. Japan goes global with Japan Day
  40. Zinnia, Laundryman, Wawa compete in Taipei

Ghost Story haunts China BO


Ghost Story haunts China BO

By Stephen Cremin

Wed, 27 April 2011, 20:07 PM (HKT)


Box Office News

Wilson Yip's (葉偉信) A Chinese Ghost Story (倩女幽魂), an adaptation of the 1987 classic, led the China box office last week with RMB72.5 million ($11.1 million) after six days on release.

The remake, which introduces a love triangle, casts Crystal Liu (劉亦菲), Yu Shaoqun (余少群) and Louis Koo (古天樂) in the roles of Joey Wang (王祖賢), Leslie Cheung (張國榮) and Wu Ma (午馬) respectively.

With its nationwide attendance crossing two million admissions, Ghost secured approximately 48% of admissions (and 47% of the RMB box office) as the only new film on release in cinemas.

The action-romance-fantasy opened on 19 April, three days earlier than originally scheduled, so as to give it additional headroom ahead of The Lost Bladesman (關雲長) after it moved its own release date forward.

Alan Mak (麥兆輝) and Felix Chong's (莊文強) Bladesman, which stars major box office draws Donnie Yen (關雲長) and Jiang Wen (姜文), opened yesterday, 26 April, two days earlier than originally announced.

3-D animation continued its climb to second place in the charts with RMB27.3 million ($4.2 million), boosted by higher ticket prices. It had made RMB78.5 million ($12 million) by Sunday night.

The Warring States (戰國) saw admissions drop more than 50% week-on-week with box office at RMB24.2 million ($3.7 million) for a current gross of RMB72.3 million ($11.1 million) by Sunday night.


Sign up with your email address for our free weekly newsletter: