From Vegas to Macau II

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From Vegas to Macau II
From Vegas to Macau II poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Wong Jing
Aman Chang
Produced by Andrew Lau
Connie Wong
Written by Wong Jing
Starring Chow Yun-fat
Nick Cheung
Carina Lau
Shawn Yue
Angela Wang
Michelle Hu
Music by Chan Kwong-wing
Yu Peng
Cinematography Andrew Lau
Cho Man-keung
Edited by Azrael Chung
Production
company
Mega-Vision Project Workshop
Bona Film Group
Sun Entertainment Culture
Shaw Brothers Pictures
Media Asia Film Production
Distributed by Media Asia Group
Release date
  • February 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Hong Kong
China
Language Cantonese
Mandarin
Thai
Box office US$156.85 million (China)[1]

From Vegas to Macau II (賭城風雲Ⅱ) is a 2015 3D[2] Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy film directed and written by Wong Jing and starring Chow Yun-fat, Nick Cheung, Carina Lau, Shawn Yue, Angela Wang and Michelle Hu. The film is the sequel to From Vegas to Macau.[3] The third installment of the series, From Vegas to Macau III was released on February 8, 2016.

Cast[edit]

Guest stars and cameos[edit]

Critical response[edit]

James Marsh of the British magazine Screen International gave the film a negative review and says "The result is a noticeable step down in quality from last year’s offering" and "Much of the comedy throughout the film also falls flat."[5]

Box office[edit]

As of March 2015 the film has grossed US$157 million in China.[6]

The film opened at No. 2 at the Chinese box office behind Dragon Blade earning US$29 million in its opening weekend[7] ($43.1 million from Thursday to Sunday) which is higher than its predecessor's opening weekend gross.[8] It topped the box office in its second weekend with US$69.8 million (up 58%).[9] In its third weekend, the film fell to No. 2 earning US$27.4 million while Hollywood's animated film, Big Hero 6 took the top spot.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clifford Coonan (May 7, 2015). "China's Bona Film Group Racks Up Record First-Quarter Earnings". The Hollywood Reporter. (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Kevin Ma (February 20, 2015). "Dragon Blade leads Lunar New Year box office". Film Business Asia. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "澳门风云2 賭城風雲2 (2015)". movie.douban.com (in Chinese). douban.com. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kevin Ma (May 16, 2014). "Vegas to Macau II leads Mega-Vision slate". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ Marsh, James (15 February 2015). "From Vegas To Macau II". Screen International. Emap International Limited. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Clifford Coonan (April 3, 2015). "China Box Office: Theater Takings Rise 40 Percent in First Quarter (Report)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ Nancy Tartaglione (February 23, 2015). "'Fifty Shades' Strong At Overseas Box Office; Chinese New Year Festive For 'Kingsman' – In'tl B.O.Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ Patrick Frater (February 23, 2015). "Jackie Chan's 'Dragon Blade' Scores $55 Million to Head China's New Year Box Office". Variety. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ Patrick Frater (March 3, 2015). "China's Bona Film Doubles Profit to $17 million". Variety. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 

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