The Grandmaster is doing very well at the chinese box office. It’s actually the most successful Wong Kar Wai’s movie!

Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmasters secured162 million yuan (US$26.1 million) on Chinese mainland in its first six days in cinemas last week, a record for the Hong Kong-based director.

The film’s budget is believed to have risen to 240 million yuan (US$38.6 million) over its long production period, with Wong finishing the film just 72 hours before its release. Its first press screening was held two days before it opened in China.

Playing in four different versions – in a mix of different Chinese dialects, with and without English subtitles – it notched up US$168,000 (HK$1.3 million) on its opening day for distributor and co-investor Sil-Metropole Organisation Ltd.

By Sunday night, its box office climbed to HK$8.06 million (US$1.04 million), an impressive start for a Chinese-language film of any dialect in Hong Kong.

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The gallery has been updated with several magazine scans from January 2013. After the cover in the mainland, Ziyi was on the Hong Kong version of Cosmopolitan, with Tony Leung. She was on the cover of Marie Claire from Hong Kong with Chang Chen. Finally, She was on the cover of Time Out Hong Kong with an article in english…

Ziyi attended the store opening ceremony for Bvlgari in Shanghai yesterday. She was absolutely stunning with her Serpenti Necklace. She was seen chattering with Flowers of War’s actress Ni Ni.

Ziyi attended the Annual Sina Ceremony today, alongside Sophie’s Revenge 2 co-stars’ Wang Leehom and Yao Chen, she won the prize of the personality of the year.

Ziyi was also asked about her plans for 2013, she told the press that she will be working with John Woo. Glad to hear that the project Love an Let Love is still happening. The filming will probably start very soon…

Yesterday, Ziyi attended a promotional event in Xidan of The Grandmaster.

About two days ago, a forum reuniting important figures in Chinese cinema and film critics took place in Beijing. Ziyi was amongst the discussion group. Several pictures of the event are in the gallery!