News for Jan. 17, 2006

King Kong storms Shanghai

1/17/06, 10:20 am EST - Xoanon

KING Kong collected 3 million yuan (US$371,747) in his first three days in Shanghai, Laodong Daily reported today. Local cinemas took 1.24 million yuan from the movie on Saturday as well as another 1 million yuan yesterday. Some industry insiders said it may be a bigger local box-office success than "Lord of the Rings: The return of the King," which garnered 12.03 million yuan last year. [More]