Jet Li’s last chopsocky does boffo

Pic rings in $2 mil across Southeast Asia

HONG KONG — “Fearless,” billed as the last martial- arts epic starring Jet Li, chopped and kicked its way to a cool $2 million across Southeast Asia on its opening day Thursday.Numbers exceed other pics produced from the same Edko Films stable including “Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers” and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.”

Pic, helmed by Hong Kong-based Ronny Yu, had its most spectacular bow in mainland China where it grossed 12.5 million yuen ($1.55 million). In Hong Kong it was ka-pow with $158,000 and in Malaysia it sliced out $116,000.

Perf in Taiwan, at $4.28 million, was little short of spectacular given the pro-China content and the minuscule B.O. scored by anything but Hollywood pics these days. Indonesia chipped in with $40,100 and Singapore a further $84,400.

“Fearless” is released by Edko in China and Hong Kong and by Buena Vista Intl. in the rest of Southeast Asia.

More Film

  • Cats review

    Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden Cast in Movie Version of 'Cats'

    HONG KONG — “Fearless,” billed as the last martial- arts epic starring Jet Li, chopped and kicked its way to a cool $2 million across Southeast Asia on its opening day Thursday.Numbers exceed other pics produced from the same Edko Films stable including “Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers” and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.” Pic, helmed […]

  • In this undated photo released by

    Six Thai Cave Rescue Films Now in Development

    HONG KONG — “Fearless,” billed as the last martial- arts epic starring Jet Li, chopped and kicked its way to a cool $2 million across Southeast Asia on its opening day Thursday.Numbers exceed other pics produced from the same Edko Films stable including “Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers” and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.” Pic, helmed […]

  • 'Far From the Tree' Review

    Film Review: 'Far From the Tree'

    HONG KONG — “Fearless,” billed as the last martial- arts epic starring Jet Li, chopped and kicked its way to a cool $2 million across Southeast Asia on its opening day Thursday.Numbers exceed other pics produced from the same Edko Films stable including “Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers” and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.” Pic, helmed […]

  • Jing Tian The Great Wall

    Hollywood May Win Quota Concession in China (Report)

    HONG KONG — “Fearless,” billed as the last martial- arts epic starring Jet Li, chopped and kicked its way to a cool $2 million across Southeast Asia on its opening day Thursday.Numbers exceed other pics produced from the same Edko Films stable including “Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers” and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.” Pic, helmed […]

  • Damascus Cover review

    Film Review: 'Damascus Cover'

    HONG KONG — “Fearless,” billed as the last martial- arts epic starring Jet Li, chopped and kicked its way to a cool $2 million across Southeast Asia on its opening day Thursday.Numbers exceed other pics produced from the same Edko Films stable including “Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers” and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.” Pic, helmed […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Shinobu Hashimoto, Scriptwriter for Akira Kurosawa, Dies at 100

    HONG KONG — “Fearless,” billed as the last martial- arts epic starring Jet Li, chopped and kicked its way to a cool $2 million across Southeast Asia on its opening day Thursday.Numbers exceed other pics produced from the same Edko Films stable including “Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers” and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.” Pic, helmed […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content