BEIJING, Nov. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Perfect World Pictures, Limited (“Perfect World Pictures” or “the Company”), a leading entertainment company in China, today announced that its romantic comedy LOVE IS NOT BLIND opened on November 8th, 2011, in China and took the #1 spot in domestic box office fourteen days in a row. The film brought in over US$30 million over its first week in release, despite intense foreign competition including IMMORTALS, REAL STEEL and PLANET OF THE APES. The feat was made even more impressive considering that LOVE IS NOT BLIND was produced with a budget of US$1.5 million.
The film joins LET THE BULLETS FLY, AFTERSHOCK and IF YOU ARE THE ONE 2, as the 4th Chinese film in Chinese history to surpass US$30 million in its first week of release. Directed by acclaimed director TENG Huatao, LOVE IS NOT BLIND became an instant pop culture phenomenon and reinvigorated the Chinese audience appetite for contemporary home grown films.
LOVE IS NOT BLIND comes at the heels of the Company’s recently released THE PIANO IN A FACTORY, which was critically acclaimed and garnered multiple awards in China, including but not limited to Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress at the 2011 Shanghai Film Festival, 2011 Golden Rooster Awards and 2011 Hua Biao Awards, which are the three leading film award organizations in China. The film also won awards at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival (Best Actor), and 28th Miami International Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize), as well as nominations in seven major categories of the Golden Horse Award (Taiwan).