Initial D Beats Star Wars

posted on 2005-07-06 16:06 EDT
Initial D so Popular in Hong Kong that Live Action Movie Trounces Star Wars at the Box Office

The associated Press reports that the new Initial D live-action movie earned US$3.6 million during the first ten days of its Hong Kong theatrical release. By comparisson, Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, both currently showing in Hong Kong, earned $2.4 million in 45 days and $2.8 million in 25 days respectively.

The movie features Chinese superstar Jay Chou and is directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, the directors behind Infernal Affairs, one of the most successful movies ever released in Asia.

Thanks to Daniel for this item.

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