Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - December 28, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of December 28, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (博物館驚魂夜3) 1
2 The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (哈比人:五軍之戰) 2
3 Exodus: Gods And Kings (出埃及記:天地王者) 3
4 Big Hero 6 (大英雄天團) 1
5 Stand By Me 哆啦A夢 (Stand By Me Doraemon) 2
6 Interstellar (星際效應) 8
7 Begin Again (曼哈頓戀習曲) 1
8 極光之愛 (Endless Nights In Aurora) 2
9 Love, Rosie (真愛繞圈圈) 2
10 寄生獸 (Parasyte Part 1) 2
11 太平輪:亂世浮生I (The Crossing) 4
12 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 6
13 The Theory Of Everything (愛的萬物論) 4
14 Gallows Hill (闇魔怨) 1
15 Dumb And Dumber To (阿呆與阿瓜:賤招拆招) 3
16 Maps To The Stars (寂寞星圖) 2
17 Still Life (無人出席的告別式) 1
18 The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him (因為愛情:在她消失以後) 3
19 相愛的七種設計 (Design 7 Love) 2
20 You're Not You (漸動人生) 3

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved December 30, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - December 21, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: December 21, 2014


Weekend of December 21, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 一步之遥 (Gone With The Bullets)
2 匆匆那年 (Fleet Of Time)
3 我的早更女友 (Meet Miss Anxiety)
4 太平轮 (上) (The Crossing: Part 1)
5 撒娇女人最好命 (Women Who Flirt)
6 鸣梁海战 (The Admiral: Roaring Currents)
7 Fury (狂怒)
8 天河(The Galaxy On The Earth)
9 推拿 (Blind Massage)
10 花咒 (Flower's Curse)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved December 26, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - December 21, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of December 21, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (哈比人:五軍之戰) 1
2 Exodus: Gods and Kings (出埃及記:天地王者) 2
3 Stand By Me 哆啦A夢 (Stand By Me Doraemon) 1
4 Interstellar (星際效應) 7
5 極光之愛 (Endless Nights In Aurora) 1
6 寄生獸 (Parasyte Part 1) 1
7 Love, Rosie (真愛繞圈圈) 1
8 太平輪:亂世浮生I (The Crossing) 3
9 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 5
10 The Theory Of Everything (愛的萬物論) 3
11 Dumb and Dumber To (阿呆與阿瓜:賤招拆招) 2
12 相愛的七種設計 (Design 7 Love) 1
13 Maps To The Stars (寂寞星圖) 1
14 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢(Rise Of The Legend) 4
15 You're Not You (漸動人生) 2
16 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (因為愛情:在她消失以後) 2
17 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (因為愛情:在離開他以後) 2
18 Sex, Love And Therapy (性愛診療室) 1
19 Boyhood (年少時代) 6
20 Horrible Bosses 2 (老闆不是人2) 4

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved December 22, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - December 14, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: December 14, 2014

As of this writing, Box Office Mojo has not released the numbers for the Hong Kong Box Office for the past weekend. So we to back to EntGroup, which is a weekly report vs. weekend report.


Weekend of December 14, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Exodus: Gods and Kings (出埃及記:神王帝國)
2 The Theory Of Everything (霍金:愛的方程式)
3 Interstellar (星際啟示錄)
4 Big Hero 6 (大英雄聯盟)
5 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲終極篇:自由幻夢1)
6 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢 (Rise Of The Legend)
7 販賣愛 (I Sell Love)
8 單身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
9 Revenge Of The Green Dragons (青龍)
10 Contracted (7步成屍)

Source: Ent Group and WMOOV - retrieved December 17, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

匆匆那年 - Fleet Of Time - Back In Time - Cong Cong Na Nian



匆匆那年 (Back In Time/Fleet Of Time) is an 2014 film out of Zhong Guo. I recently caught it in a local movie theatre. China Lion's been doing a good job of releasing good and popular films in the USA pretty much at the same time it is released in Zhong Guo. The movie stars Eddie Peng, Ni Ni, Zheng Kai, Zhang Zixuan, and Wei Chen.



The movie is the story of Eddie Peng's gang of friends as they go from their first year of high school to mid-college. The story starts when Zhao Ye, played by Zheng Kai, is getting married. Zhao hires a videographer to film his wedding and to capture the essence of their youth. The videographer takes an interest to Chen Xun, played by Eddie Peng. Chen's story starts during his first year of high school. During a morning run, they spot a new gal coming to their school, Fang Hui, played by Ni Ni. Immediately, Chen takes an interest. From that point on, Chen's mission to to get the attention of Fang. After many attempts, Chen successfully woos Fang. But when their parents find out, they intervene as does the school. When Chen gets into the same college as Fang, they finally begin their romance anew. However, the rigors of college get in the way and they drift apart. Part jealousy and part loneliness. When the five friends re-unite for Zhao's wedding, the stories all come out and a picture is slowly completed. Looking back in time...



This movie was very depressing in a sense. The movie starts with hope, but descends on the messy road a long relationship can encounter. From innocence to broken youth, the look back in time brings back into perspective their present day decisions. In this case, the wedding of one of the group members gets them reminiscing of what they believe to be better days. However, in hindsight, the good come with just as many bad.



I am not sure how much this has to do with Zhong Guo's culture. Another movie of similar style "那些年,我們一起追的女孩" (You're The Apple Of My Eye) had a very similar story and looking back in time. Back In Time was made for Zhong Guo, Apple was made for Taiwan. Apple was a huge in Taiwan and HK, but mildly successful in Zhong Guo. Back In Time is running two weeks atop the Zhong Guo box office with no slowing down.



In a 10:15PM showing at my local theatre, it was pretty packed. I was really surprised. I think China Lion's got themselves a semi-hit for their numbers.

The movie end credits also roll along with a lovely new song from my all time favorite singer, Faye Wong.

Also of note is the cameo of random stars in the subway. The songs they sang in the movie also brought back fond memories of yesteryear.

I whole heartedly recommend that you catch this movie. A must watch movie out of Zhong Guo.




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - December 14, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: December 14, 2014


Weekend of December 7, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 匆匆那年 (Fleet Of Time)
2 我的早更女友 (Meet Miss Anxiety)
3 太平轮 (上) (The Crossing: Part 1)
4 撒娇女人最好命 (Women Who Flirt)
5 Penguins Of Madagascar (马达加斯加的企鹅)
6 Interstellar (星际穿越)
7 鸣梁海战 (The Admiral: Roaring Currents)
8 Fury (狂怒)
9 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦(Rise Of The Legend)
10 天河(The Galaxy On The Earth)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - December 14, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of December 14, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Exodus: Gods and Kings (出埃及記:天地王者) 1
2 Interstellar (星際效應) 6
3 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 4
4 太平輪:亂世浮生I (The Crossing) 2
5 Dumb and Dumber To (阿呆與阿瓜:賤招拆招) 1
6 The Theory Of Everything (愛的萬物論) 2
7 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢(Rise Of The Legend) 3
8 Horrible Bosses 2 (老闆不是人2) 3
9 You're Not You (漸動人生) 1
10 [Rec] 4: Apocalypse (錄到鬼4:末世錄) 2
11 Fury (怒火特攻隊) 5
12 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (因為愛情:在她消失以後) 1
13 The November Man (特務交鋒) 3
14 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (因為愛情:在離開他以後) 1
15 Gone Girl (控制) 10
16 Life Of Crime (百萬嬌妻綁架計畫) 1
17 Nightcrawler (獨家腥聞) 5
18 生命中最抓狂的小事 (Wild Tales) 3
19 Saint Laurent (巴黎聖羅蘭) 2
20 The Judge (大法官) 9

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - December 7, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: December 7, 2014

As of this writing, Box Office Mojo has not released the numbers for the Hong Kong Box Office for the past weekend. So we to back to EntGroup, which is a weekly report vs. weekend report.


Weekend of December 7, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Exodus: Gods and Kings (出埃及記:神王帝國)
2 Interstellar (星際啟示錄)
3 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲終極篇:自由幻夢1)
4 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢 (Rise Of The Legend)
5 The Theory Of Everything (霍金:愛的方程式)
6 Horrible Bosses 2 (呢班波士仲抵死!)
7 單身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
8 Hector And The Search For Happiness (尋找快樂大步走)
9 Dumb And Dumber To (超低能王)
10 販賣愛 (I Sell Love)

Source: Ent Group and WMOOV - retrieved December 15, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - December 7, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: December 7, 2014


Weekend of December 7, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 匆匆那年 (Fleet Of Time)
2 太平轮 (上) (The Crossing: Part 1)
3 撒娇女人最好命 (Women Who Flirt)
4 Interstellar (星际穿越)
5 Penguins Of Madagascar (马达加斯加的企鹅)
6 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦(Rise Of The Legend)
7 Fury (狂怒)
8 天河(The Galaxy On The Earth)
9 Automata (机器纪元)
10 密道追踪之阴兵虎符 (Tomb Robber)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - December 7, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of December 7, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 Interstellar (星際效應) 5
2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 3
3 太平輪:亂世浮生I (The Crossing) 1
4 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢(Rise Of The Legend) 2
5 Horrible Bosses 2 (老闆不是人2) 2
6 The Theory Of Everything (愛的萬物論) 1
7 The November Man (特務交鋒) 2
8 Fury (怒火特攻隊) 4
9 [Rec] 4: Apocalypse (錄到鬼4:末世錄) 1
10 騷動青春 (The Youth) 1
11 Gone Girl (控制) 9
12 男生女生騙 (Lover Run) 1
13 The Judge (大法官) 8
14 Saint Laurent (巴黎聖羅蘭) 1
15 鬼門食女 (Over Your Dead Body) 1
16 Nightcrawler (獨家腥聞) 4
17 逆轉勝 (Second Chance) 5
18 生命中最抓狂的小事 (Wild Tales) 2
19 The Way He Looks (愛情的模樣) 3
20 深夜前的五分鐘 (Five Minutes To Tomorrow) 4

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved December 8, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - November 30, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: November 30, 2014

As of this writing, Box Office Mojo has not released the numbers for the Hong Kong Box Office for the past weekend. So we to back to EntGroup, which is a weekly report vs. weekend report.


Weekend of November 30, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲終極篇:自由幻夢1)
2 Interstellar (星際啟示錄)
3 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢 (Rise Of The Legend)
4 單身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
5 Horrible Bosses 2 (呢班波士仲抵死!)
6 Dumb And Dumber To (超低能王)
7 Before I Go To Sleep (別相信任何人)
8 Hector And The Search For Happiness (尋找快樂大步走)
9 爭氣 (My Voice My Life)
10 Grace Of Monaco (摩納哥王妃)

Source: Ent Group and WMOOV - retrieved December 3, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hong Kong Box Office - November 23, 2014 - 香港票房榜

Hong Kong Box Office - Week Ending: November 23, 2014

As of this writing, Box Office Mojo has not released the numbers for the Hong Kong Box Office for the past weekend. So we to back to EntGroup, which is a weekly report vs. weekend report. EngGroup was also very late with their numbers.


Weekend of November 23, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Interstellar (星際啟示錄)
2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲終極篇:自由幻夢1)
3 單身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
4 Dumb And Dumber To (超低能王)
5 Before I Go To Sleep (別相信任何人)
6 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢 (Rise Of The Legend)
7 一個人的武林 (Kung Fu Jungle/Yat Ku Chan Dik Mou Lam)
8 Gone Girl (失蹤罪)
9 爭氣 (My Voice My Life)
10 白雪公主殺人事件 (The Snow White Murder Case)

Source: Ent Group and WMOOV - retrieved December 3, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Zhong Guo Box Office - November 30, 2014 - 中国票房榜

Zhong Guo Box Office - Week Ending: November 30, 2014


Weekend of November 30, 2014
Rank Film Title
1 Interstellar (星际穿越)
2 撒娇女人最好命 (Women Who Flirt)
3 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦(Rise Of The Legend)
4 Penguins Of Madagascar (马达加斯加的企鹅)
5 Fury (狂怒)
6 匆匆那年 (Fleet Of Time)
7 Automata (机器纪元)
8 单身男女2 (Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2)
9 天河(The Galaxy On The Earth)
10 坏姐姐之拆婚联盟 (Bad Sister)

Source: Ent Group - retrieved December 1, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Taiwan Box Office - November 30, 2014 - 台灣票房榜


Weekend of November 30, 2014
Rank Film Title Weeks
1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (飢餓遊戲:自由幻夢I) 2
2 Interstellar (星際效應) 4
3 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢(Rise Of The Legend) 1
4 Horrible Bosses 2 (老闆不是人2) 1
5 The November Man (特務交鋒) 1
6 Fury (怒火特攻隊) 3
7 Gone Girl (控制) 8
8 The Judge (大法官) 7
9 深夜前的五分鐘 (Five Minutes To Tomorrow) 3
10 Nightcrawler (獨家腥聞) 3
11 Clouds Of Sils Maria (星光雲寂) 1
12 Let's Be Cops (冒牌條子) 3
13 The Way He Looks (愛情的模樣) 2
14 生命中最抓狂的小事 (Wild Tales) 1
15 Boyhood (年少時代) 3
16 The Riot Club (高富帥俱樂部) 1
17 逆轉勝 (Second Chance) 4
18 KANO 29
19 千王新世紀 (Tazza: The Hidden Card) 2
20 迴光奏鳴曲 (Exit) 4

Source: Yahoo! Movies Taiwan - retrieved December 1, 2014