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| Thursday, December 27, 2007

After 13 days of screening, The Warlords had managed to collect an average of $1.6 million per day as its total box office takings is close to $2 billion. Meanwhile, the three male leads of the movie Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jet Li and Andy Lau came out as the top three sexy Chinese in a survey conducted with foreign females.

Being tagged as the most profitable Chinese film of the year, The Warlords box office takings had been increasing, although blockbuster films like The Assembly, Two Stupid Eggs, My Blueberry Nights hitting the box office competition, but they do not have much effects on The Warlords as till press time, The Warlords had collected a total of $1.6 billion in Mainland China, adding to the box office taking of Hong Kong and South-East Asia, its total box office takings are close to $2 billion. It's said by Polybona's CEO that The Warlords is doing well throughout the Chinese market.

Hollywood film Will Smith's I'm The Legend which had collected $7 million in America but in Hong Kong it's number 2 on the box office charts behind The Warlords. In Singapore, it had collected $2.6 million which is a high for box office takings that had not been seen for many years.

In addition, the film company had expressed that since The Warlords had premiered in Taiwan on 28 December which is 15 days later than other countries but the local media had been reporting about the film in a grand manner, the pre-sale ticketing had also been doing very well as insiders had forecast the box office takings for The Warlords will be more than the earlier Lust.Caution.

Director of The Assembly Feng Xiaogang expressed during his promotion that although his film had no huge cast but it still managed to do well in the box office, he's referring to The Warlords. Meanwhile the film distributor of The Warlords explained the charisma of The Warlords as other the audience could see the drama and major nwar battles scenes, most importantly is the drawing power of the 3 male leads. "Of course Commerical films need to have star drawing power, the more popular the star, the box office drawing power will be stronger, it's the same for Hollywood and throughout the whole world." He expressed that the 3 male leads Jet Li, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Andy Lau have incomparable box office drawing power in the Chinese market, thus the film doing well is unavoidable.

The film company revealed that not only the 3 male leads had the drawing power in the Chinese market, recently there is a survey with foreign females and it show they also seems to attract foreign females as in the voting for the most sexy Chinese male, the 3 of them occupied the top three spots, the sequence being Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jet Li and Andy Lau, followed by Liu Ye and Tony Leung Chiu Wai at fourth and fifth. It's said: "Although the 3 superstars used up a large amount of fees, seeing from the current situation, their influence indeed brings profit for the film."

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