“The White Storm 2: Drug Lords” Grosses Over 100 Million RMB on First Day of Release
Produced by Andy Lau (劉德華) and directed by Herman Yau (邱禮濤), The White Storm 2: Drug Lords <掃毒2天地對決> opened to great success in China. On its first day of release on July 5, the movie has already grossed over 100 million RMB.
The White Storm 2: Drug Lords was originally slated to open on July 12, but moved up its release date to July 5 after Sino-Japanese war film The Eight Hundred <八佰> withdrew from its designated opening date. Despite the last-minute change, The White Storm 2 ramped up its promotions and opened strongly at the box office.
After a six-year wait since the first installment, Louis Koo (古天樂) returns in the sequel, while the new addition of Andy Lau adds star power to an already strong cast consisting of Karena Lam (林嘉欣), Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Gordon Lam (林家棟), Carlos Chan (陳家樂), Michelle Wai (衛詩雅), Jun Kung (恭碩良), MC Jin (歐陽靖), Faith Lee (李賞), Kent Cheng (鄭則仕), and Cherrie Ying (應采兒).
Narcotics Bureau Superintendent Lam Ching Fung (Michael Miu) is in charge of a new operation to uproot the local drug market. Powerful businessman and ex-triad member, Yu Shun Tin (Andy Lau) lost his father due to drug abuse and vows to take revenge by offering a $100 million HKD bounty to take down Hong Kong’s top drug lord.
Although having been close friends with Yu Shun Tin in the past, drug lord Fung Chun Kwok/Jizo (Louis Koo) feels betrayed after getting his finger cut off by him. With Jizo going head-to-head against both Lam Ching Fung’s police force and Yu Shun Tin, will this drug war destroy all of them?
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.