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Cold War 2 set to break box office records this hot summer

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Source: ejinsight/hk01.com/sina.net

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Cold War 2 is on its way to become the No. 1 box office hit of all time for Chinese-language films in Hong Kong, breaking the record set by the 2011 Taiwanese romantic flicker You Are the Apple of My Eye, which grossed HK$61.85 million in the city. Cold War 2, which assembles a powerful all-male cast, in the tradition of Internal Affairs, and plays up headline-hogging conflicts involving the police force, the security bureau and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

 

While the two award-winning lead actors – Aaron Kwok as the police commissioner and Tony Leung as his deputy – deliver outstanding performances in this movie, it’s Chow Yun-fat who steals the limelight. Chow, who is said to be the people’s choice for the next chief executive because of his refreshing down-to-earth friendliness and high regard for local culture, has been rarely seen in local movies over the past two decades, having shifted his acting career to Hollywood. But the man, who came to be known as the God of Gamblers in the ’80s, plays the role of Justice Oswald Kan. His famous movie line, after knowing that he was appointed to the committee to rubberstamp the proposal to remove Kwok in favor of Leung – “I will spend the rest of my life serving you (Leung) and you alone”.

 

Since it opened on July 8, Cold War 2 has earned nearly HK$58 million as of Monday. But given a daily box office of HK$700,000, and a weekend take of over HK$1 million, it is poised to break the local record by weekend. In fact, the movie could hit HK$70 million this summer because it is likely to be shown throughout August, given all the favorable reviews.

 

Cold War 2 is also doing well in China, where it has grossed 650 million yuan (HK$756 million, US$97.42 million) so far despite a 30 percent drop in box office earnings this year. The less than exciting box office earnings in China this summer is not so much due to the quality of the movies as to the fact that online movie ticket discounts were not offered this year, according to industry watchers.

 

Last year, entertainment giants such as Alibaba Group’s Taobao offered tickets at 9.9 yuan each, much lower than the minimum ticket price of 30 yuan, to entice more users. Taobao recorded a 1 billion yuan deficit as a result of movie promotions last year.

Edited by erict1628

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good review. planning to watch in australia. need to re-visit 1 first.

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looks like the movie will be good since its getting a lot of attention and good review, will have to watch it when i get a chance

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wow it is that good? i missed it in singapore. probably got to wait for the dvd.

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cold war 2 maintain the standard as part 1...great job to the whole team

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While it's been some time between the first and second movies, it does have the air of Infernal Affairs about it. You don't really know a character until the end.

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The first one was a good movie. Good cast. My only complaint about the first movie was Aaron speaking with such a low voice I couldn't what he said.

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This except to be a great one. Look at the casting, Aaron Kwok, Chow Yun-fat and Tony Leung.

this tell us people still go to the cinema if the movie is good.

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clickbait was not needed for this movie dunno why t hey did that

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Watched this movie the cinema. Very good movie, I got a little lost as I could not remember what happened in the 1st movie so had to go back to get a more rounded picture of what was going on. Highly recommend anyone to watch the first movie before seeing the second one.

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i cant wait to watch this!! its gonna be soooooo good! aaron + eddie <3

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[Cannot wait to see this movie!!! Such an amazing cast!

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cool movie i just saw the first one last weekend so want to see this one

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oh wow, what a star studded cast! seems interesting!

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Have watched both part one and two.

Nice movie , heard that they gong to file part three

Looking forward to part three with more great actors/actress

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wow.....cool movies. i am hoping to watch the movies soon.

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