Monster Hunt Congratulates The Mermaid For Shattering Records to Become the Top Grossing Movie in China

I’m loving this sweet and classy trend in Chinese cinema, which I first saw last summer but may have started even earlier than that. HK actor-producer-director Stephen Chow‘s top secret new movie The Mermaid premiered over lunar new year weekend in China and proceeded to shatter all premiere weekend records by a long shot. I figured it was only a matter of time before the movie vied for or broke the record set by last summer’s smash hit fantasy period movie Monster Hunt, which after 58 days in theaters became the top grossing movie of all time in Chinese box office.

I adored Monster Hunt, it’s adorable and funny and fast-paced, nothing intellectually stimulating but fantastic to watch with family, especially with kids. Haven’t watched The Mermaid yet but the hordes stampeding to the theaters means something, and in this case a brand new record. After just 12 days in theaters, The Mermaid is now the top grossing movie in China of all time, with Monster Hunt now taking second, and Furious 7 rounding out the top three. Monster Hunt graciously passed on the throne with three adorable spliced congratulatory posters to The Mermaid, featuring Monster Hunt’s cute demon Huba hanging in the ocean with half man-half dish merpeople as drawn by one very dense police officer as an inside joke.¬†

I love this gesture so much, classy and charming in one fell swoop. I remember Lost in Thailand did the same when Monster Hunt broke its record as the highest grossing domestic movie.


Monster Hunt Congratulates The Mermaid For Shattering Records to Become the Top Grossing Movie in China — 9 Comments

  1. Just imagine koala’s face if Lee Min Ho, Wallace Chung and Tiffany tang’s movie smashed this record just like that. I would paid to see that lmao

  2. I watched the mermaid in a local cinema, it was silly and dumb but was fun, entertaining and definitely worth watching if you don’t mind movies with silly story lines (Aren’t all his movies like that though)

  3. I love his movies just for that reason, they’re silly but fun and I hope it gets subbed quickly like Monster Hunt did. (LOVED Monster Hunt, btw! I hope the sequel comes out soon!)

  4. I absolutely adore Show Luo after this movie. He was the best part of the movie imo. I guess it’s a pretty silly movie, but it was fun and I had good laughs from it. Good enough for me.

  5. I am amazed at Stephen Chows ability to atay on top on the Chinese cinematic world for so long. Though I was not a fan of his earlier film as an actor but his directing ventures has more often was a hit than a miss with me. He has to be the most successful actor turned director in the world.

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