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Stephen Chow continues box office conquest

Updated: 2013-03-13 11:23

"Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons," a period adventure comedy created by writer-director Stephen Chow, had raked in more than 1.1 billion yuan (176.7 million US dollars) as of Sunday, the film's production company announced.

Stephen Chow continues box office conquest
Photos: Stephen Chow, Hsu Chi promote movie 'Journey to the West'

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The film took in 80 million yuan when it debuted on Feb 10, the biggest opening ever for a domestic film. It pulled in a combined 1.08 billion yuan throughout February, the Huayi Bros. Media Group said.

Chow's 3-D action comedy, based on the classic Chinese novel "Journey to the West," follows the adventures of a young demon hunter.

China's current box office record is held by "Lost in Thailand," a low-budget comedy that has earned more than 1.26 billion yuan since it debuted last December. However, many believe Chow's movie will break that record before it leaves theaters.


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