Cold War 2 breaks Hong Kong box office record for a Chinese-language release

Crime thriller sequel grosses almost HK$62.5 million in 24 days beating Taiwanese teen romance You Are the Apple of My Eye by a million dollars

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 August, 2016, 3:56pm
UPDATED : Monday, 01 August, 2016, 4:05pm

The Hong Kong crime thriller Cold War 2 has become the all-time highest-grossing Chinese-language film at the Hong Kong box office over the weekend, having taken in almost HK$62.5 million during its first 24 days in cinemas, according to figures released by the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association.

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A sequel to Cold War – the most profitable Hong Kong film in 2012 and the winner of nine prizes at the Hong Kong Film Awards – the star-studded new film has received mixed reviews from audiences, with some bemoaning the tactic by distributor Edko Films to flood the Broadway cinema circuit – which the company also operates – with screenings of the title.

Before Cold War 2’s new record, the highest-grossing Chinese-language movie in Hong Kong had been the Taiwanese teen romance You Are the Apple of My Eye by the popular author-turned filmmaker Giddens Ko, which took in nearly HK$61.9 million in 2011.