Date
18 August 2017
The Man From Macau II, a Chow Yun-fat starrer, earned HK$14.1 million for the five-day period ending Sunday. Photo: Youtube
The Man From Macau II, a Chow Yun-fat starrer, earned HK$14.1 million for the five-day period ending Sunday. Photo: Youtube

Lunar New Year holiday brings Hong Kong box-office cheer

Hong Kong cinemas saw box-office earnings jump 21 percent over the Lunar New Year holiday (Feb. 18-21), Variety magazine reported, citing data from the Motion Picture Industry Association.

Income rose to HK$62.1 million (US$8.01 million), compared with HK$51.1 million (US$6.59 million in the equivalent period last year.

The winners were led by 3D Japanese animation Doraemon: Stand By Me with HK$12.6 million, followed by Triumph In The Skies, based on a popular Television Broadcasts Ltd. series of the same name, which raked in HK$10.7 million.

As of Sunday, the two films reported cumulative revenues of HK$23 million and HK$16.2 million respectively.

Grabbing the third place was The Man From Macau II (From Vegas to Macau), a sequel to last year’s highly successful gambling comedy starring Chow Yun-fat. It earned HK$9.91 million for a cumulative income of HK$14.1 million as of Sunday.

Fourth place went to male prostitution comedy “12 Golden Ducks”, with HK$9.28 million and a cumulative revenue of HK$14 million as of Sunday, the report said.

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