The first two installments of From Vegas to Macau <赌城风云> has enjoyed enormous success and attained excellent box office results. The third chapter of the film, From Vegas to Macau 3 was also released during the lunar new year.
Wong Jing’s From Vegas to Macau 3 boasts a superstar cast including Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung, Carina Lau and Li Yuchun. South Korean singer-rapper, PSY also made a guest appearance in the film. Since its release, the film has raked in HK$14 million in the Hong Kong box office and has surpassed RMB 420 million in the China’s box office.
Despite its good results in the box office, critics has given poor reviews on this film. One China cinema in Gansu even sent an apology to its audience on its Weibo and slammed the film as well.
In its post, it said, “We can’t understand why these former superstars did not select the script carefully. We also cannot understand why Hong Kong films have deteriorated to this state? This film is completely unethical in cheating audience money. We urge everyone not to waste your money on this film.”
The cinema also said that From Vegas to Macau 3 would only be scheduled one timing daily, whereas Stephen Chow’s comic fantasy The Mermaid <美人魚> will be scheduled 8 timings per day, and Aaron Kwok’s The Monkey King 2 <西遊記之孫悟空三打白骨精> will be scheduled 4 timings per day.
The Mermaid takes the top spot in the China box office results based on the first 3 days of the lunar new year, collecting RMB 750 million. From Vegas to Macau 3 takes the second spot and collects RMB 420 million. The Monkey King 2 takes the third spot and collects RMB 390 million.
Source: Apple Daily
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