For this year’s Chinese New Year holidays, it was crowded at the cinemas with seven major films being screened at the same period attracting high attendance. With regards to Chinese films, there are All’s Well End’s Well 2009, Look For A Star and Red Cliff II. In recent years, Hong Kong produced Chinese New Year films had been decreasing, with All’s Well End’s Well 2009 being the one and only film based on the Year of the Ox, the other two films were scheduled to be screened during the Chinese New Year holidays thus when comparing the the hey days of the 80s and 90s, it is a major difference.
Currently the box office champion among the Chinese New Year films are All’s Well End’s Well 2009 which is rather a surprise. Comparing the director and cast, Look For A Star and Red Cliff II rated higher. It’s been a long time since a Hong Kong family based comedy came out and audience does not mind to relax for 90 minutes, this is another success of Raymond Wong after Ip Man. The running time of Look For A Star and Red Cliff II are longer thus they got less screening slots. If they had one less screening slot, it will be 30 less screening slots for 30 cinemas, with 30 screening slots less, if it’s a major, it would be hard to become a box office champion.
Meanwhile it’s a different box office standings in the Mainland China cinemas with Look for A Star collecting $1065,000 followed by All’s Well End’s Well 2009 ($901,000), Silver Medalist ($631,000), Red Cliff II ($530,000) and Pleasant Goat And Big Big Wolf ($249,000).
news from: Ta Kung Po, gzdaily.dayoo.com