Warriors Of Future

Source: One Cool Film Production

‘Warriors Of Future’

Action sci-fi film Warriors Of Future has become the highest grossing Chinese-language film in Hong Kong of all time, taking $8.46m (HK$66.44m) (as of yesterday, October 4) after six weeks on release and breaking the records held by Cold War 2 since 2016.

The data was released today by Hong Kong Box Office, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association (MPIA) and the Hong Kong Theatres Association. 

Opened on August 25, Warriors Of Future scored $2.5m (HK$19.5m) from its four-day opening weekend, making it the city’s best box office opening weekend for a local film since the pandemic as well as the first local film to have an opening that reached pre-pandemic levels despite seating restrictions due to Covid.

Rounding out the top five highest-grossing Chinese-language films of all time after Warriors Of Future are 2016’s Cold War 2 ($8.44m/HK$66.24m), 2021’s Anita ($7.91m/HK$62.07m), 2011’s You’re The Apple From My Eyes from Taiwan ($7.88m/HK$61.86m) and 2004’s Kung Fu ($7.81m/HK$61.28m).

Warriors Of Future is described as the city’s first mega-budget sci-fi blockbuster with a budget of nearly $60m (HK$450m). It is the first film that Hong Kong star Louis Koo has credited himself as the principal producer through his company One Cool Film Production.

The film marks the directorial debut of award-winning visual effects specialist Ng Yuen Fai and stars Koo, Lau Ching Wan, Carina Lau and Philip Keung. The story is set in an apocalyptic near-future when a giant plant hitches a ride inside an asteroid to planet Earth, destroying everything in its path. But it also cleans toxins in the air, creating a dilemma for mankind.

The film has earned an additional $94.71m (RMB674m) in mainland China.