Recent News Stories

  1. Whispering Star to light up Tokyo Filmex
  2. Mr. Loser wins China's National Day holiday
  3. Bakuman tops Japan box office
  4. CJ announces anniversary lineup in Busan
  5. CJ takes Miss Granny to Vietnam, Japan
  6. London Stories takes APM's Busan Award
  7. Lost in Hong Kong sets China 2-D record
  8. Miike to adapt Blade of the Immortal
  9. Kim Dong-ho to lead APSA jury
  10. Intern climbs ladder at South Korea box office
  11. The Throne to open Hawaii Film Festival
  12. Nantes pays tribute to Im Kwon-taek
  13. Pharmaceuticals, audience taste and strong women
  14. Finecut debuts duo at Asian Film Market
  15. Busan opens strong despite wind, rain, budget cuts
  16. Showbox allies with Blumhouse and Ivanhoe
  17. Assassin, Thanatos lead Golden Horse nominations
  18. The Throne reigns over Chuseok weekend
  19. Tokyo unveils greater focus on local cinema
  20. No Longer Heroine tops post-holiday Japan B.O.
  21. Lost in HK tops China Mid-Autumn weekend
  22. Lost in Hong Kong sets China opening day record
  23. Panay to open Singapore Film Fest
  24. Taiwan leads Golden Horse's 2015 projects
  25. Pixels falls flat at China box office
  26. To the Fore enters Oscar race for Hong Kong
  27. Second Silk Road festival relocates to Fuzhou
  28. The Throne has royal opening in South Korea
  29. Distance and Tag-Along bookend Golden Horse
  30. Celestial remaking Magic Blade with Tencent
  31. Busan festival celebrates Studio Ghibli anniversary
  32. Taiwan box office dispute gets violent
  33. Kyoto festival fixes second edition lineup
  34. Nippon TV plans third Death Note film
  35. Pixels wins first round at Japan box office
  36. Dante Lam begins Mekong shoot
  37. Japanese trio to compete at Tokyo festival
  38. Scorch Trials ends Our Times reign in Taipei
  39. Mission: Impossible tops China box office
  40. Ant-Man wins second weekend in South Korea

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: