29th April 2023 – (Hong Kong) The black comedy film “Over My Dead Body” was released on 4th April and dominated the Easter holiday box office in Hong Kong, becoming the top-grossing Chinese language film of the holiday. The film’s box office earnings have continued to rise steadily, and as of yesterday (28th), it has successfully surpassed HKD 20 million, ranking second in 2023 Hong Kong-produced film box office.
The team behind the film continues to work hard in promoting and thanking audiences, and many cinemas have been fully booked this weekend. With the government’s “Hong Kong Theatre Day” being held today (29th), moviegoers can enjoy films for only HK$30 at various cinemas. The ticket sales have been very enthusiastic, with most cinemas sold out today, creating a lively atmosphere.
In the film “Over My Dead Body”, a dead body is discovered at a residential building, setting off a chaotic chain of events. Ming, his wife, and mother-in-law find the body at their doorstep and fear their property value will plummet if it’s discovered, so they try to pass the blame onto their neighbours. The eleven living residents on the same floor, including a retired elderly couple, a single lady and her maid, and an irascible father and son, all begin to turn on each other in a bid to clear their own names. However, as the night wears on and their efforts fail, they are forced to work together to dispose of the body. The film explores not only the dead body but also the living people and their relationships with each other.