Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Enjoyably retro swordplay antics, with a superb cast but a weak finale.
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Smooth technique and great lead chemistry elevate this sweet-and-sour relationship saga.
Welcome to Shamatown
Goofy treasure-hunting comedy is a cross between Crazy Stone and A Simple Noodle Story.
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
Better balanced prequel, including fine use of 3-D, still has an auto-pilot feel.
Avengers sets Marvel record in China
Mad Max second-placed in Hong Kong and Taipei
Tiger Mountain storms China box office
Museum tops Taiwan and Hong Kong box office
Black Coal, Thin Ice leads Golden Horse race
Mainland China films dominate nominations
Mainland cinema's new maturity
Films by debut directors among highlights of 2013
Grandmaster leads 8th AFA nominations
Asian Film Awards Academy established
Grandmaster leads HK Film Award nominations
11 for Unbeatable, 9 for Rigor Mortis
China B.O. up 27% in 2013
Domestic films take 59% market share
Iron Man, Unbeatable top 2013 Hong Kong B.O.
Total revenue up by 4.2%
Ah Boys to Men 2 tops Singapore 2013 B.O.
Four local films in top ten Chinese films
Dubai announces first Asian titles
Commercial films from China, Philippines, Japan
Anime films top Japan B.O.
Beyond the Memories seventh-placed
China box office up 35% in 2013
Local films' revenue grows 93.8% year-on-year
Wolverine slices to top of China box office
Donnie Yen's Special ID second-placed
Müller rolls out Rome red carpet for regulars
Three Asian films to compete
Detective Dee arrests China box office
Tsui Hark sets National Day holiday record
Young Detective Dee has huge opening in China
Strong start ahead of packed holiday schedule
Rome to recognise Tsui Hark as Maverick
Italian festival is latest to award HK director
China 3-D films enter October holidays
Ten films to open for competitive box office period
Huayi's H-Files unwrapped at Shanghai
New films from Jackie Chan, Guan Hu and Gu Changwei
Shanghai struts its A-list credentials
World's two biggest film industries face-off in China
Hot Asian genre films at Cannes
Profiles of anticipated titles from Philippines, Vietnam, Japan and China
Huayi has high hopes for hefty slate
Production lineup includes prequels, 'greater China' talent
Magicians steal the top of the China box office
By Kevin Ma
Mon, 14 October 2013, 23:55 PM (HKT)
Despite opening almost five months later than the rest of the world, Now You See Me (2013) topped the China box office this holiday weekend.
The Hollywood caper, about a group of magicians who pull off an elaborate heist, opened on Thursday and made RMB60.1 million (US$9.81 million) in its first four days of release.
Also off to a solid start is LI Weiran 李蔚然's Love Will Tear Us Apart 我想和你好好的 (2013). Starring real-life couple NI Ni 倪妮 and William FENG 馮紹峰, the romance opened on Saturday and made RMB31.9 million (US$5.21 million) in its first two days.
In 2010, Li's directorial debut, comedy Welcome to Shamatown 決戰剎馬鎮 (2010), opened with RMB22 million (US$3.59 million) in its first six days of release for a total of RMB50.3 million (US$8.21 million).
Both Love will Tear Us Apart and Now You See Me each accounted for approximately 24% of all screenings nationwide.
In its third weekend, TSUI Hark 徐克's Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon 狄仁杰之神都龍王 (2013) made an additional RMB42.4 million (US$6.93 million). After 16 days on release, the 3-D period fantasy has made RMB542.8 million (US$88.7 million), surpassing the director's own Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 龍門飛甲 (2011) to become the ninth highest grossing domestic film of all time.