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Yip Wai Yee
The Straits Times
Tue, Jan 31, 2017
Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan knocked his rivals down to take his latest flick Kung Fu Yoga to the top of the local box-office chart over the Chinese New Year weekend.
In the five days from its release last Thursday to Monday, it earned $1.85 million, beating other films such as local movies Take 2, which is executive-produced by Jack Neo; and The Fortune Handbook starring Christopher Lee, Mark Lee and Li Nanxing.
Kung Fu Yoga, a comedy action movie in which Chan plays an archaeologist who travels the globe in search of a long-lost Indian treasure, also turned out to be the actor's biggest opening weekend in Singapore - it took $1.37 million from last Thursday to Sunday.
His next-best performing movie here is Dragon Blade (2015), which earned $1.35 million in its opening weekend, also during the Chinese New Year season.