Mainland Chinese romantic film Beijing Love Story <北京爱情故事> premiered on Valentine’s Day to great success. Helmed by Chen Sicheng (陈思诚), who also stars in the film, Beijing Love Story broke five box office records in mainland China, making it one of the most successful romantic comedy films in the nation.
Beijing Love Story opened in mainland China on February 14 and topped the box office with 102 million RMB, breaking opening day records for a 2D Chinese film, a record previously held by Lunar New Year film Dad, Where Are You Going? <爸爸去哪儿>. Beijing Love Storyalso became the highest-grossing 2D Chinese film on a working day, the highest-grossing romance film on Valentine’s Day in China, the highest-grossing film by mid-day in China, and the fastest-grossing Chinese romance film in history.
Based on the 2012 Chinese television drama of the same name, Beijing Love Story features an ensemble cast of actors from Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China, including Tony Leung Ka Fai (梁家輝), Carina Lau (劉嘉玲),Tong Liya (佟丽娅), Wang Xuebing (王学兵), Yu Nan (余男), Nana Ouyang (歐陽娜娜), Siqin Gaowa (斯琴高娃), Wang Qingxiang (王庆祥), and Elaine Jin (金燕玲). The film chronicles the love stories of five couples overcoming life’s obstacles together.
Recently wed to leading star Tong Liya, Chen Sicheng expressed, “The film is made not just for Valentine’s Day. It’s not just about romance, but also about life.” Due to the film’s current popularity, industry experts believe that Beijing Love Story will have a long run in the box office with a possibility of breaking another box office record.
“Beijing Love Story” Trailer
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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.