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The surprise hit in Chinese theaters last year was a low-budget, wacky road-trip comedy that even beat out global blockbuster "Avatar" to become the country's highest-grossing film ever. But "Lost in Thailand" disappeared overseas.
The surprise hit in Chinese theaters last year was a low-budget, wacky road-trip comedy that even beat out global blockbuster "Avatar" to become the country's highest-grossing film ever. But "Lost in Thailand" found just a paltry $57,000 during its U.S. theatrical release.
Donnie Yen has faced off against the likes of Jackie Chan and Jet Li over nearly three decades in action films. With Jimmy Wang now added to the list, Yen feels his dream of fighting Chinese cinema's leading kung fu stars is complete.
In her first decade as an actress, Zhang Jingchu has built a resume that many would envy: A starring role in an acclaimed Chinese drama that won the Berlin Silver Bear. A star-studded kung-fu epic featuring Donnie Yen. A German biopic. A Hollywood debut alongside Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
Hong Kong's annual film awards on Sunday honored a sentimental favorite with its top prize _ a quirky, low-budget action comedy about a kung fu master who briefly wakes up from a 30-year-old coma to train two aging students and two newcomers.
He is best known in Chinese and Western cinema for sleekly shot gangster thrillers like the "Young and Dangerous" series and "Infernal Affairs" trilogy. But Hong Kong director Andrew Lau says he has left his comfort zone with a brooding romance about a Hong Kong woman and an ailing mainland Chinese police officer.
Jackie Chan, Andy Lau and a host of Asian performing artists staged a three-hour charity concert in Hong Kong on Friday to raise funds for victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.
The Monkey King character from Chinese folklore will be revived in a $60 million 3-D blockbuster starring Donnie Yen and Chow Yun-fat, as local filmmakers try to match the massive success of "Avatar" by launching their own productions in the new format.
Ang Lee protege Tang Wei is in full swing this year after a three-year absence from the movies.