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Stephen Chow sing Chi and Mainland's "Huayi Brothers" went to court in Beijing over the film JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (SAI YAU GONG MOR PIN)'s bonus problem. Yesterday the trial began. The plaintiff Wei Ying company (Chow Sing Chi's holding company) claimed that during the 2012 production of the film JOURNEY TO THE WEST, Chow Sing Chi had an oral agreement with "Huayi" that if the box office take exceeded 500 million yuan RMB the film company will have to pay a box office bonus. Finally the film made 1.248 billion RMB but Sing Yeh did not receive any bonus. Huayi claimed that the box office revenue did not reach 500 million yuan because of cinemas circuits, thus it pleaded with the court to throw out the case.