Fit Lover a Hit at the Chinese Box Office


Karena Lam: How could I still have been outshined despite having 12x as much screentime as everyone else? It's back to being under appreciated.

This movie (also known as Call for Love 2) raked in more than its predecessor, Call for Love and signaled the first week of the wave of holiday-friendly movies. There were no actual numbers but according to reports, theaters were 80% full, and some were even sold-out. Also according to reporters, it seemed to be doing better than Desires of the Heart. I really wish there were actual numbers because it’d be interesting to see how these two romanace comedies stacked up against the other two new releases, guy-friendly Beast Stalker/Witness and The Underdog Knight. I predict the action flicks win because there are more men in China. :P

Inside sources say that a script for Call for Love 3 is already in the works.

Also, guess which character audiences liked the most in Fit Lover, according to Sina? I’ll give you a hint…it wasn’t Karena…so which one of the twelve guys?

Was it Zhang Junning, the sweet, romantic younger man?

Was it Lin Shen’s suave character?


Or the fit and muscular sporty type, played by Nie Yuan, who does push ups on her magical car?


Or the hot cop version of Huang Xiaoming?


No…it was Fang Wei. The guy who flatters Karena’s character with money.


They admired his comedic charm and even compared him to Ge You. Awesome…well I think this will be the last post on Fit Lover aka Call for Love 2 from me. I may wax poetic at times about ideals and whatnot, but I think I’m still shallow at heart.



2 thoughts on “Fit Lover a Hit at the Chinese Box Office

  1. Oh you’re right…scratch that, reverse it. I always get confused because I always think of women having more power in China for some reason.

    Edited the post to reflect that. Thanks!

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