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Donnie Yen's 'Monkey King' woos mainland film buffs, breaking box office records

Donnie Yen as the Monkey King. Photo: screenshot

The Monkey King in 3D, a cinematic rendition of Wu Cheng'en's 16th-century epic tale Journey to the West, has wooed Chinese movie goers after an extremely successful debut, grossing 400 million yuan within four days of its opening, Chinese media reported

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Donnie Yen, Cissy Wang join A-list at Bulgari charity event in Rome

From left: Cissy Wang, Adrien Brody, Donnie Yen and Stephen Dorff at Bulgari's Save the Children event.

Golden couple Donnie Yen Ji-dan and Cissy Wang enjoyed a romantic getaway in Italy last week, where they attended a charity event for Bulgari.

The action star and his model wife joined A-listers on the red carpet - including Zhang Ziyi, Stephen Dorff, Jessica Biel and Adrien Brody - at the launch of the "Stop.Think.Give" photo exhibition in Rome's Terme di Diocleziano last Thursday.

19 Nov 2012 - 4:47am

Babies come first as celebrity parents Donnie Yen and Qiqi Yam show their softer sides at launch

It's curious to see how the launch of a range of high-end baby strollers can attract as many celebrities as a preview of luxury watches or handbags. Then again, most people do have a soft spot for babies.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Stars and socialites defy the storms for magazine's launch night

Luxury members' club Quintessentially launched its new publication, Quintessentially Asia with a party at Entourage in SoHo, and even heavy rain and wind didn't stop Hong Kong's socialites from packing the place.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Holiday mood

Whether it's junk parties, white sandy beaches or wilderness safaris ... time flies when you're having fun. High summer is almost at an end, but it's never too late to reminisce about the good times. Here's what the city's A-listers are getting up to during the holidays

Cissy Wang, model and wife of martial arts star Donnie Yen Ji-dan

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The human face of martial arts

With a title like Wuxia, you automatically know you're in for a martial arts action film. Director Peter Chan Ho-sun has put those familiar martial arts elements into the film.

But he has also added something else - the human side to the story, and at the same time provided his audience with a life lesson.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Wu Xia

Starring: Donnie Yen Ji-dan, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tang Wei, Jimmy Wang Yu, Wai Ying-hung Directed by: Peter Chan Ho-sun Category: IIB (Cantonese and Putonghhua versions)

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

His muscles taut in tight denim, Donnie Yen's hotter than the hot dogs at True Religion launch

Martial arts star Donnie Yen Ji-dan often slips into a pair of jeans when he's not in the thick of the action on the big screen.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Kung fu star on the make

Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen. You may wonder who could be next in line as kung fu superstar. We have a possible choice for you: wushu athlete Steven Chan Chung-tin from Lam Tai Fai College.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Donnie sings the house down for his birthday girl

Cissy Wang's birthday party

Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel

When: April 21

What: Martial arts star Donnie Yen Ji-dan threw a birthday party for his wife Cissy Wang, who turned 30. Yen sang a song he composed for her.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Duelling identities

An actor's market value is determined not so much by the work he does but by what he can afford to turn down - so goes a film industry maxim. If that's the case, Donnie Yen Ji-dan is at the top of his game.

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Donnie Yen shows off skills as marital artist

We are all familiar with the uber-fit, Wing Chun-master side of Donnie Yen Ji-dan. The martial arts star is in fact quite a master of romance as well. Yen took a break from his tight filming schedule on the mainland and came back in town to throw a surprise birthday party for his wife, model Cissy Wang, who turned 30 last week.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Blades runner

Early 20th-century swordsmen, rubber-clad superheroes, boxers, generals from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms - Daniel Lee Yan-kong has done them all, and more, since he began directing films. But the self-confessed wuxia geek admits that it's only with 14 Blades that he has made a film with a central character who ticks all the boxes as his ultimate fighter.

7 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Donnie Yen Ji-dan

I don't think you're going to see me in a film without action because I don't think investors are going to put their money in such a film. That's not what the audience wants to see me in ... I've actually given myself a retiring deadline for acting of 50. I want to push myself to the limit, but I don't want to be hanging around

26 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Pool-hall bar racks up successful year despite slump

We're not sure how much they've actually contributed to the standard of billiards in Hong Kong, but for a hip venue with some edgy cache, Racks has it in the pocket.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am