A scene from Infernal Affairs, a hit Hong Kong crime thriller released in 2002. Photo: OnlineA scene from Infernal Affairs, a hit Hong Kong crime thriller released in 2002. Photo: Online
A scene from Infernal Affairs, a hit Hong Kong crime thriller released in 2002. Photo: Online

Hong Kong’s famous cops-and-robbers films shunned by moviegoers as protests spark resentment towards police, adding to box office woes 

  • Christmas box office revenue takes a huge hit, falling by nearly 30 per cent year-on-year, as people stay away from cinemas in protest-hit malls
  • Once the backbone of the local film industry, moviegoers no longer want to watch crime thrillers portraying police in a positive light when distrust is running at a record high

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
A scene from Infernal Affairs, a hit Hong Kong crime thriller released in 2002. Photo: OnlineA scene from Infernal Affairs, a hit Hong Kong crime thriller released in 2002. Photo: Online
A scene from Infernal Affairs, a hit Hong Kong crime thriller released in 2002. Photo: Online
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