THE LOST BLADESMAN (GUAN WON CHEUNG) after reaching 40 million at the Mainland box office in three days opened Thursday in Hong Kong on 36 screens. Its opening day numbers already reached 781,250 and second place only to the champion THOR.
THE LOST BLADESMAN's strong open left the same day opening A CHINESE GHOST STORY (SIN NUI YAU WON) far behind. Even the recently hot 3D SEX AND ZEN (3D YUK PO TUEN) also slipped at the box office. From the current momentum, it should be able to break 10 million. The team was excited, lead actors Donnie Yen Chi Tan proclaimed righteousness endured. He even said excitedly, "Although THE LOST BLADESMAN faces the hot topic SEX AND ZEN, but to viewers it is fortunate because they can have a variety of choices. As long as everyone are drawn to the cinemas they can stimulate the box office. I hope every Chinese film performs well and success is not exclusive to foreign films. Ultimately that would be a good thing."
Many online debates have been about Chi Tan played Guan Yunchang, which seemed to be quite different in terms of height from the tall Lord Guan that everyone knew. Chi Tan said, "I don't mind everyone's opinions. Lord Guan is a historical figure, first impression is inevitable." He even lightly laughed and said, "Citing action actors as a example, from Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit) others most Chinese actors are not considered tall. Yet their height has affected the characters they played because fact proved that acting conquered everything. Would a giant like Yao Ming be a good actor because of his height? That doesn't seem to make sense."