The most successful Asian movies

Hundreds of movies are released every years but only a few become successful. The recipe for a successful film is quite simple, a small budget plus massive ticket sales which leads to huge profits. According to data, the following movies are most successful in Asia.

Monster hunt

Moster Hunt is a Chinese fantasy action comedy directed by Raman Hui and starred by Jing Boran and Bai Baihe.

It was released on 16th July, 2015 in in 3D. Upon its release, it broke numerous box office records including the most successful movie in Asia and has grossed a massive $382 million.

The Ghouls

This yet another successful Asian based movie. It is based on a fantasy novel whose story follows two tomb raiders as they try to revert a curse with the help of an American archeologist. The Ghouls has collected over $255,747,040.

Lost in Hong Kong

This is a comedy film packed with action. Its story is based on a middle aged man who takes his wife on vacation to Hon Kong but his brother tags along and they all fall into a series of mishaps. It was released on 25th Sep, 2015 and on 19th November in Hong Kong. Lost in Hong Kong has broken several box office records and grossed over $253,590,000.


Veteran is a South Korean crime comedy movie directed and written by Ryoo Seung wan. It won the Casa Asia Awards at the Sitges Film Festival, has drawn over 13.4 admissions and grossed over $92,838,964.

The assassin

The assassin is a Hong Kong and China co-production. It was screened at the Cannes Film Festival on 27th August, 2015.

Its story follows a girl who is kidnapped and transformed into a lethal assassin. During her mission, she is taken by Liu Chang Yi whom she provides with loyalty. as

The assassin was selected as the Taiwanese entry as the Best Foreign language Film during the 88th Academy Awards and has grossed a total of $88.5 million.

Our times

This is a Taiwanese romance film directed by Frankie Chen. It was released in Macau and Hong Kong box office on 15th Oct, 2015 and later released in China on 19th November 2015.

Our times is about a school girl who is in love with a popular boy but ends up being an errand girl for the school gangster. This movie has grossed over $81.5 million.


This is a South Korean espionage action movie directed and co written by Choi Dong Hoon. This film is among the top grossing movies in Asia with over 12.7 million admissions and an income of over $86,915,500


Himalayas is a South Korean drama film about a touching story of a team that goes to the Himalays to find their lost friend. It was directed by Lee Seok hoon and released on 16th December, 2015. This movies has been a huge success grossing over $49,772,226.


Lastly is hero, an Indian romantic action film that was directed by Nikhil and co written by Umesh Bist. It was a remake of Subbash Ghai’s which was directed in 1983 under the same name.

Hero was released on 11th September 2015 worldwide and it has collected over $37,473,829


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