Film Version of “Return of the Cuckoo” Tops Asian Box Office

The film version of the popular 2000 TVB series, Return of the Cuckoo <十月初五的月光>, premiered across Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Malaysia on November 12, 2015. Starring the original main cast of Chilam Cheung (張智霖), Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼), and Nancy Sit (薛家燕), the film groomed $1.2 million HKD at the box office in just one day. It is currently number one in box office rankings for an Asian film.

Chilam and Charmaine were ecstatic to hear about the success of their film and thanked viewers for their support. The artistes have recently been busy flying between Hong Kong and Macau to promote the production. Fans greeted Chilam warmly as he visited theatres across Guangzhou. Crowds shouted happily, “You’re so handsome!” and “Cho Gor Gor! (Chilam’s character in the film)” In midst of receiving bouquets of flowers, Chilam took several selfies with excited fans.

On the other hand, Charmaine visited a theatre in Tsim Sha Tsui last night, along with Nancy and their director Patrick Kong (葉念琛). Unfortunately, Nancy came across with an eye infection and had to don a pair of sunglasses. When the host told her to read from a game card, she laughed and said helplessly, “I actually can’t see anything.” The crowd roared with laughter. Nancy also added that she does not have enough screen-time in the film, in which director Kong replied, “I hope there will be a sequel, so we can save more screen-time for you!”


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  1. Wow! Congrats to Charmaine n Chilam, best couple ever !!!!! 🙂 They should make more movies together!

  2. So smart to have sequel after sequel, went in to watch the movie and yes I booked the whole cinema. It was the fans fantasy and wish to see Chor Gor Gor and Kwan Ho reunite and be together in this sequel. But it turn out to be that the ending was slightly loop hole and they did not officially be together. And like how many drama end with same old storyline about amnesia. -.- I hope that the next sequel they can be together!!!

    On the sequel, the sequel did not focus on the right things or like anything at all. It was kind of some here and some there. And one thing special about this film was the relation between the characters were very direct. I don’t know if it’s good or not but the feeling between Kwan Ho and Chor Gor Gor was not there. It was like two strangers and I feel no chemistry between them…
    In the sequel, Chor Gor Gor feelings towards Kwan Ho in the storyline can be visualise but not felt. No sour feelings of how it used to be. No intimate scenes at all too, I was hoping for a kiss scene between them. I thought that they would end up together with a kiss on the lips.
    There was no relationship in the movie, only with Cho Gor Gor diagnosed with blood clot in his head and the need to operate his head to remove it. Chor Gor Gor then told Kwan Ho that he wanted to be with her forever after his operation. After his operation, his words to Kwan Ho was “Kwan Ho, don’t worry,I’m fine”. Ending with a note on his hand writing those words.

    So did he forget everything? Then why does he recall the notes? How he know Charmaine was Kwan Ho? Did they end up together? What happened in the end?

    Although, there were parts that surprised me like the cameo of Steven Ma and Grasshopper.

    1. @alien no choice …..can’t do any kissing scene because chi lam wife not allow.actually story not bad is just than they dun seem have the love spark.all I can feel is brother n sister love…lol

  3. And one more, is it that classic dramas or movie to have tragic or unfavourable endings… Triumph in the skies where holiday doesn’t end up with captain cool, line walker where Charmaine might not have ended up with Rahman if not for audiences vote… Return of cuckoo where it’s so obvious that Kwan Ho should end up with Cho Gor Gor.

  4. What I don’t understand is why they claim the film topping the Asian box office as a whole just based on those of HK, Macau, Singapore, and Malaysian, all of which combined only comprised of a tiny fraction of the whole region dominated by China, Japan, and Korea.

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