After two weeks in Malaysian cinemas, A House Of Happiness has already racked up RM2mil in box office takings.
988 deejay Chan Fong, who is also one of the film’s producers and main cast members, says he is elated with its encouraging performance.
“I am very happy with box office numbers and hope for continued support from radio fans and local cinema-goers. We hope for the film to continue screening up to four or five weeks and reach the RM3mil mark soon,” he said.
A House Of Happiness, which played in Malaysian cinemas in Cantonese, has been dubbed in Mandarin for release in China and re-titled Feng Kuang Zhe Yi Nian (This Crazy Year).
The family-oriented flick just cleared China’s censors and is now waiting to be slotted for screening in cinemas across China. The film is expected to be allocated a release date sometime in April or May. There are also plans for the main stars to go on a promotional tour to launch the film in big cities like Shanghai and Beijing.
This heartwarming family comedy was scripted by Ryon Lee and helmed by new director JY Teng.
The cast is led by veteran Hong Kong actor Richard Ng, and Ipoh-born Hong Kong-based comedian Mimi Chu, who play an old couple who cannot seem to see eye to eye. Ng plays Uncle Shui, a elderly ice-cream seller who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. The character is said to be inspired by Lee’s own father.
Major supporting acts include Malaysian actors Louisa Chong, Steve Yap, Lim Ching Miau, Thian Siew Kim, Ong Tee Chuan, and 988 deejays Cheryl Lee, Hau Min, Danny One, Sam Mak, Anson Kow, Jason Poon, Cassey Soo, Cynthia Tan, Sean Lee and Piao Min.
A House Of Happiness is jointly presented by Be World Class Management, HK Media and 988, produced by Lomo Pictures Sdn Bhd and sponsored by Gamuda Land, Bee Cheng Hiang and Cuckoo.