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News Links: April 30th, 2009

Before we get to the latest links, a box office report:

As of April 26th, Jackie Chan’s SHINJUKU INCIDENT is sitting at a box office take of HK$13.79 million from 25 days in theatres.  It has a shot at breaking the HK$15 million mark but it may not match the business of THE MYTH — which ended up at HK$17.06 million.  For the record, here are the box office numbers for Jackie Chan’s last five Hong Kong films:

ROB-B-HOOD (2006): HK$23.05 million

THE MYTH (2005): HK$17.06 million

NEW POLICE STORY (2004): HK$21.1 million

THE ACCIDENTAL SPY (2001): HK$30 million

GORGEOUS (1999): HK$27.5 million

I’m not including the numbers for his Hollywood films because they do relatively weak business in Hong Kong.  Some examples:

RUSH HOUR 3 (2007): HK$8.1 million

THE MEDALLION (2003): HK$7.2 million

THE TUXEDO (2002): HK$5.7 million

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (2004): HK$3.13 million

THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, with a take of HK$11.7 million, broke the HK$10 million mark but that was likely because Jet Li was in the film as well.

As of April 26th, eighteen days into its run, THE SNIPER has earned HK$6.1 million.  It appears that the presence of Edison Chen neither hurt nor helped its business as it’s doing about the same level of box office as recent Dante Lam films.  THE BEAST STALKER (2008) ended up with HK$7.95 million while UNDERCOVER HIDDEN DRAGON (2006) pulled in HK$8.12 million.


bc Magazine review of I CORRUPT ALL COPS

bc Magazine review of THE HORSEMEN (Dennis Quaid, Zhang Ziyi)


Speechless About The Dark: bc Magazine talks to Wong Jing and Ann Hui about NIGHT AND FOG

Daniel Wu: A Vase No More

Russell Wong takes his turn behind the camera


Media Asia adds Dante Lam, Ning Hao titles to Cannes slate

Zhang Yimou to shoot ‘Three Guns’

Huayi Brothers’ Tracing Shadow sells across Asia

An Early ‘Sound of the Wind’

Vivian Hsu Plays Mom Role in New Film


Jail looms for Edison sex-pics copier

Computer technician who leaked Edison Chen’s sex photos found guilty, faces jail time

Jail set for computer technician over Chen sex photos

Edison Chen sex photo thief found guilty in Hong Kong court

Edison Chen behaving jittery in Beijing

Taipei Times Pop Stop: Cecilia Cheung among other items


Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong to co-direct action adventure

China Daily: Elaborating on freedom and discipline

New York Times: ‘Controlling’ the Chinese People

East South North West: Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China Reacts Differently To Jackie Chan’s Comment

East South North West: What did Jackie Chan say?

cfensi: What Jackie Chan Was Really Talking About


George Lam is the real deal


‘The Horsemen’ could be banned in China

THE HORSEMEN: A step down for Asian actors?

Zhang Ziyi attends romantic wedding of Salma Hayek

CRI English Movie Guide:  I CORRUPT ALL COPS

CRI English Movie Guide:  COWEB

Daniel Wu, Xu Jinglei: “Shinjuku” Stars Are Digital Products Fans

CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH: Lu’s City Of Life And Death heats up Chinese cinemas, Chinese massacre movie reports strong opening, Lu’s ‘City’ draws raves, death threats

RELATED: Movie made me cry like a little girl! 

“Forever Enthralled” Is Students’ Favorite 2008 Film

‘John Rabe’ tops Germany’s Lolas

RELATED: Photos for the Beijing premiere of JOHN RABE

Banned Chinese director enters film at Cannes

South Korea: Woo Seung-yeon found dead, Actress hangs herself


Jessica Hsuan, Sunny Chan

Jessica Hsuan (Suen Huen), Sunny Chan Kam-Hung and other cast members attended  a publicity event on Tuesday for their new TVB series JUST LOVE II.  The show debuts on TVB Jade on Monday, May 4th.

Ray Lui, Kenix Kwok

Ray Lui Leung-Wai, Kenix Kwok Ho-Ying and Nancy Sit Ka-Yin shot a wedding scene for their new 40 episode TVB drama BORN RICH (富貴門). 

Sheren Teng, Suki Tsui

Sheren Teng Sui-Man, Suki Tsui Suk-Man, Kara Hui (Wai Ying-Hung) and Ben Wong Chi-Yin were out promoting their new TVB drama A ROSY BUSINESS (巾幗梟雄)

Lynn Xiong 

On Tuesday, Lynn Xiong Dai-Lin attended a publicity event at the Pacific Place.  Xiong, who played Ip Man’s wife in IP MAN, recently “stole the thunder” at the red carpet for the Hong Kong Film Awards with a nipple slip.  She is rumoured to be dating Aaron Kwok Fu-Sing.

Lynn Xiong at an event for Swarovski watches

Publicity photos for Nicholas Tse’s new music special

Publicity photos for Richie Ren’s new music special

Leon Lai attends an environmental protection event at Ocean Park

Charlene Choi at a store opening in Macau

Michelle Reis at an event for Chow Tai Fook jewellers


Chinese dilemma: Chinese writers fail to find global voice

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Pacquiao vs. Hatton Promo Pic

There’s only one Ricky Hatton and I’ve done my share of walking along and singing the song walking in a Hatton Wonderland but it’s hard to be Asian and not cheer for the remarkable Manny Pacquiao.  I don’t know who’s going to win on Saturday night.  I do know that it’s going to be one heckuva fight.  Go Manny!

2 Responses to “News Links: April 30th, 2009”

  1. vid Says:

    I was surprised Manny knocked out Hatton so convincingly and quickly. Manny made one of the best boxers at his weight class of 140lbs look like a rank amateur.

  2. Sanney Leung Says:

    Yes, I was surprised at the outcome too. I was thinking that Manny was going to win but late like Mayweather did over Hatton. I expected Hatton to smother him to the point where he couldn’t get off shots. I never thought he’d take Hatton out in two.

    I hope a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight gets made. It’d be spectacular. It’s another one that’s too close to call but I’d love to see Manny take down the Pretty Boy. Copyright © 2002-2021 Ross Chen