Chick flick starring Zhou Dongyu makes 100 mln yuan in box office
A still of movie 'This is not what I expected' [Photo: sohu.com]
Actress Zhou Dongyu's latest work 'This is not what I expected' has exceeded the 100 millions yuan threshold in box office sales after hitting screens on April 27.
The high grossing film is rated 8.9 out of 10 by audiences on Maoyan, a film information platform in China.
Directed by Xu Hong Yu and starring Zhou Dongyu and Takeshi Kaneshiro, the film follows a 29-year-old chef working at a Western restaurant in a hotel. She met a picky and arrogant Kaneshiro, who was to take over the hotel. They become a couple despite their wildly different personalities, bonding over their love for food.
The director praised Zhou Dongyu as a genius-type actress.
Audiences comment that her performance in the latest movie makes her a representative of chick flicks.
Zhou first gained recognition after appearing in Zhang Yimou's film 'Under the Hawthorn Tree' in 2010.
The breakthrough of her career was another chick flick 'Soul Mate', for which she was bestowed the Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards together with co-star Sandra Ma last year.