With Golden Chickensss <金雞sss> currently topping the Hong Kong box office, the Sandra Ng (吳君如) comedy film is on its way to becoming the top-grossing film this holiday weekend. The sex comedy film, produced by Sandra Ng and starring a star-studded ensemble guest cast, opened in Hong Kong on January 30, Chinese New Year’s Eve. Three other major blockbusters – including the 3D fantasy film The Monkey King <西游記之大鬧天宮>, Raymond Wong’s (黃百鳴) comedy Hello Babies <六福喜事>, and the action flick From Vegas to Macau<賭城風雲>, also had Chinese New Year’s Eve debuts, all vying to become the top film this holiday.
The third installment of the Golden Chicken series opened in 339 theaters and earned an estimate of $1,723,634 HKD on its opening day on Thursday, putting it at least half a million HKD ahead of the next highest grossing film. Starring Sandra Ng as prostitute Ah Kam, Golden Chickensss is the prequel of the previous two installments, all which were smash box office hits when they were respectively released in 2002 and 2003.
Despite its strong leading cast, the 3D epic The Monkey King, which stars Donnie Yen (甄子丹),Chow Yun Fat (周潤發), and Aaron Kwok (郭富城), took the second spot, earning an estimated $1,491,073 HKD from 242 theaters. From Vegas to Macau, produced by TVB and starring Chow Yun Fat and Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒), came in third, earning $1,349,128 from 280 theaters. Fourth place is Raymond Wong’s Hello Babies, which opened in 240 theaters and had a projected earn of $1,166,153 HKD. Hello Babies also stars Sandra Ng.
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.