Surprise (2015 film)

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Surprise
Surprise (2015 film) poster.jpeg
Poster
Chinese 万万没想到
Directed by Show Joy
Produced by
Starring
Music by Yasuharu Takanashi
Cinematography
  • Sung Fai Choi
  • Qiang Li
Edited by Yang Xiao
Production
companies
  • Beijing Wanhe Tianyi Media
  • Bona Film Group
  • Chinese Culture Shareholding
  • Hangzhou Guomai Media
  • Heyi Information Technology (Beijing)
  • Heyi Pictures
  • Shanghai Sanciyuan Entertainment
  • Tianjin Maoyan Media[1]
  • 上海亭东影业有限公司
Distributed by Bona Film Group[2]
Release date
  • 18 December 2015 (2015-12-18)
Running time
96 minutes[3]
Country China
Language Mandarin
Box office US$50.29 million[4]

Surprise is a low-budget[5] 2015 Chinese fantasy comedy film directed by Show Joy.[6][7] It is based on a Youku web series of the same name by Show Joy but with a different content.[5][8] It had wide previews on December 12 and 13 and was released on December 18, 2015.[6][7]

Plot[edit]

The movie tells the story of Wang Dachui (White. K), a youth blessed with some magic powers who often dreams of being the chief demon of the Stone Ox Village. One day, he meets with a surprise, which happens to be the arrival of the Tang monk (Chen Bolin) and his four disciples, and his life meets with an unexpected change.

As for the Tang monk and his disciples, while they find Wang Dachui boring beyond explanation, a magical story of love and killing is about to unravel for both parties.[9]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film grossed US$17.5 million from previews on 12–13 December 2015.[2] It grossed US$24 million on its opening weekend.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "万万没想到 (2015)". movie.douban.com (in Chinese). Douban. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Frater, Patrick (December 14, 2015). "China Box Office: 'Point Break,' 'Surprise' Share Chart Honors". Variety. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "SURPRISE (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Brzeski, Patrick (January 5, 2016). "China Box Office: 'Detective Chinatown' Wins Weekend, 'Mr. Six' Shows Staying Power". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Papish, Jonathan (December 14, 2015). "On Screen China: 'Surprise'!—Low-Budget Web Series Adaptation Wins the Weekend". China Film Insider. Retrieved January 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Tartaglione, Nancy (December 14, 2015). "Katniss Retakes No. 1 From China 'Surprise'; 'Good Dinosaur' In 3rd; 'Sea' & 007 Round Out Top 5 – Intl Box Office Final". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "万万没想到 (2015)". movie.douban.com (in Chinese). Douban. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/843755.shtml
  9. ^ "万万没想到在线播放-动作片116吧影音-旦旦影视网-旦旦TV最新电视剧电影在线高清观看(旦旦影院)". dandan88.com. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  10. ^ Nancy Tartaglione (December 20, 2015). "'Star Wars' Rules Galaxy; What Else Is Up At The International Box Office". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 

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