From the award-winning director duo, Sunny Lok and Longman Leung, Hong Kong blockbuster HELIOS has collected SGD $480,000 over merely 4 days since it opened in cinemas on 30th April!
This puts HELIOS as the top-selling Asian movie outside of Chinese New Year period in Singapore this year! The encouraging box office result also surpasses Sunny Lok and Longman Leung’s directorial debut COLD WAR, which grossed SGD $415,000 from its 4-day opening weekend in 2012. COLD WAR collected a total of SGD $917,000 at the end of its film run in Singapore.
Besides its excellent result in Singapore, HELIOS also grossed a stunning RMB$100 million over 3 days (1st – 3rd May) in China; while COLD WAR took 5 days to garner the same amount.
Managing Director of Clover Films Mr Lim Teck, who is the local distributor for HELIOS expressed that he is very pleased with the box office results and hope that the movie will collect SGD $1 million at the end of film run.
HELIOS is directed by Sunny Lok and Longman Leong, starring an ensemble of stellar cast namely Jacky Cheung and Nick Cheung from Hong Kong; Ji Jin-hee and Choi Siwon from Korea; Chang Chen from Taiwan and Wang Xueqi from China.
The movie tells how the various Asian government officials and police investigators gather together in Hong Kong to track down the nuclear device stolen by a most-wanted criminal called “Helios” (Chang Chen) and his assistant (Janice Man). Chief Inspector Lee Yin Ming (Nick Cheung) and Inspector Fan Ka Ming (Shawn Yue) lead the Counter Terrorism Response Unit of the Hong Kong Police Force. Along with Chinese senior official Song An (Wang Xueqi), physics professor Siu Chi Yan (Jacky Cheung) and two South Korean weapon experts Choi Min Ho (Ji Jin-hee) and Pok Yu Chit (Choi Siwon), they hope to defuse a crisis sufficient to destroy the world.