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Monsters sets Hong Kong animation record

Monsters sets Hong Kong animation record

By Kevin Ma

Fri, 12 July 2013, 20:55 PM (HKT)

Box Office News

Monsters University (2013) set a new opening day record for an animated film in Hong Kong yesterday, according to the Motion Picture Industry Association Ltd (MPIA) 香港電影協會.

From 100 screens, the Pixar film – released on 3-D and 2-D in both English and Cantonese versions – made HK$5.03 million (US$649,000) on its first day of release.

The previous record holder was Pixar's own Toy Story 3 (2010), which made HK$4.98 million, endings its run with HK$89.4 million (US$11.5 million). It is also currently the highest grossing animated film of all time in Hong Kong.

The Cantonese version of Monster's University features the voices of comedy actor WONG Cho-lam 王祖藍 and musician Louis CHEUNG 張繼聰, replacing Monsters, Inc (2001)'s voice stars Kenny BEE 鍾鎮濤 | 阿B and Sammy LEUNG 森美.

The current live-action opening day record holder is Spider-Man 3 (2007) at HK$7.56 million (US$975,000).

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