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| Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Directed by Peter Chan, The Warlords had been screening in cinemas for several days, the total box office taking in Mainland China and Hong Kong had exceeded $100 million, considered an ideal result. With the good results of The Warlords, Hong Kong cinemas had decided to screen it as their only Chinese film during the Christmas holidays.

Since The Warlords was screened in the cinemas, it had won good reviews from the media, audience and film critics, it's tagged as the greatest film in history. It's first week screening had created a craze throughout the whole country, the cinemas had predicted that The Warlords would easily become this year's box office champion for Chinese film, they also said that this film is no laughing stock nor bad feedback, it's one film with all good reviews.

Some data from cinema shows that The Warlords' box office taking is 6% more when compared to Curse Of The Golden Flower, 60% more when compared to The Promise, its fist weekend box office takings had exceeded the first weekend box office takings of Hero, Kungful Hustle and Curse of the Golden Flower.

In Hong Kong, a total of 66 reels of The Warlords are used, the first weekend had collected close to $10000,000. With the good box office takings, the screening period is reserved thus Feng Xiaogang's Assembly would not be able to be screened at the same time in Mainland China before the Christmas period. The screening of Assembly in Hong Kong is currently fixed on 4 January 2008.

news from: Ta Kung Po, Ming Pao