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YesAsia 2014 Bestsellers - Movies

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The below rankings are based on sales of movie releases on from January 1 to December 31, 2014. Sales of all editions and versions of the same title are summed up to determine the total sales and ranking of each title.


1. Monkey King 2. Firestorm 3. Grandmaster 4. White Storm 5. Special ID

6. Police Story 7. Rigor Mortis 8. Iceman 9. The Four II 10. Secretly Greatly


2014 was undoubtedly the year of Donnie Yen. The martial artist/actor starred in three of our top ten, including the top overall film, The Monkey King. Police action dramas starring big-name actors like Andy Lau, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Lau Ching Wan and Jackie Chan remain popular with worldwide audiences, while singer-turned-director Juno Mak's cult-horror-that-could makes an impressive showing. The list is rounded out by big-budget fantasy epic The Four II and From Vegas to Macau, Wong Jing and Chow Yun Fat's revival of the gambling comedy.

1. Monkey King 2. Firestorm 3. Grandmaster 4. White Storm 5. Special ID

6. Police Story 7. Rigor Mortis 8. Iceman 9. The Four II 10. From Vegas to Macau


Animation was still king in 2014, taking five out of the top ten spots. As always, Studio Ghibli proves to be particularly popular among movie fans, with Miyazaki Hayao's swan song The Wind Rises topping the bestsellers and three other Ghibli titles entering the chart. It was also a good movie year for Arashi members, as Matsumoto Jun's Girl in the Sunny Place and Sakurai Sho's After-Dinner Mysteries managed to crack the top ten.

1. The Wind Rises 2. Space Pirate Captain Harlock 3. Spirited Away 4. Rurouni Kenshin 5. Girl in the Sunny Place

6. Princess Mononoke 7. Gatchaman 8. Eternal Zero 9. Evangelion 3.33 10. After-Dinner Mysteries


2014 was apparently a good year for movies about (devastatingly handsome) North Korean agents fighting for their lives in South Korea. Spy actioner Secretly, Greatly starring Kim Soo Hyun topped our Korean movie bestsellers, and T.O.P's Commitment and Gong Yoo's The Suspect also made the list. Bolstered by the popularity of its idol cast, youth swimming film No Breathing surprisingly surpassed more high-profile blockbusters like The Face Reader, Hwayi: A Monster Boy, Obsessed and Miss Granny to take second place. Meanwhile, the 2012 erotic period drama The Concubine sneaked into the top ten on the back of strong sales for its Blu-ray release.

1. Secretly Greatly 2. No Breathing 3. Face Reader 4. Hwayi 5. Commitment

6. Obsessed 7. Cold Eyes 8. The Suspect 9. Miss Granny 10. The Concubine

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