Li Yapeng and Xu Jinglei's film CHERISH OUR LOVE FOREVER after six days in release made over 100 million RMB. Two days ago they promoted at the cinema, posed for photos with viewers and celebrated. The film's investors that with a cost of only 20 million RMB, profit was guaranteed as they hoped to reach 130 million. Li Yapeng was asked about his retirement. "Now every year I make a movie and have other investments. Ten years ago I started to put my focus on work that I am interested in. (Charity?) Right, SMILE ANGEL FOUNDATION occupies a lot of my time."
In addition the Mainland announced 17 Mainland directors who broke 100 million at the box office. Jiang Wen recently with LET THE BULLETS FLY leapfrogged Feng Xiaogang's record to land in first place. Hong Kong and Taiwan also had many directors who have broken the 100 million mark. They included Ang Lee, John Woo (Ng Yu Sum), Tsui Hark, Stephen Chow Sing Chi and Benny Chan Muk Sing.