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Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Family | 8 February 2016 (USA)
A monkey born from heavenly stone acquires supernatural powers and must battle the armies of both gods and demons to find his place in the heavens.


(as Pou-Soi Cheang)


(as Tai-Li Chan), | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
... Sun Wukong / Monkey King
... Jade Emperor
... Bull Demon King
Yitian Hai ... Master Puti
... Erlangshen
... Princess Iron Fan
Zitong Xia ... Ruxue (as Xia Zitong)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Goddess of Mercy / Guanyin
Calvin Ka-Sing Cheng ... Nezha
... Heavenly King
... Muzha (as Chung Him Law)
Cathy Yue-Yan Leung ... Caixia Fairy
... Chang'E
Jing Li ... Green Monkey
... Dragon King of the East Sea


A monkey born from heavenly stone acquires supernatural powers and must battle the armies of both gods and demons to find his place in the heavens.

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Release Date:

8 February 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Monkey King Havoc in Heavens Palace  »


Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$166,391, 5 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$709,617, 1 April 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Coincidentaly, both Peter Ho and Aaron Kwok have played the character of Cloud from the popular HK manhwa, Storm Riders adaptation. Ho appeared in the drama version while Kwok was in live-action movie version. See more »


Version of Enoken no songokû: songokû zenko-hen (1940) See more »

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Well done
31 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Being an American imbued in this ego-mongering, greed-centric culture and it's pitifully vacuous religious folklore and totally unfamiliar with the story behind the 'Monkey King', I was hesitant to watch this since I had to read subtitles which turned out to be difficult at best due to translation issues, but I did manage to get the gist of the story as it unfolded, and I couldn't help becoming involved in the characters soon after it began. The special effects were not the cutting edge I've grown to expect from Hollywood, but considering the complex fantasy nature of the story, I'm glad that they didn't waste time and money trying to go that route since this story is obviously full of ancient iconic elements that have such a nebulous foundation with each other and history that the relationships between them and the time-line of events would not have flowed as well if they had. I thoroughly enjoyed the spirit of innocence and interminable joy demonstrated by the Monkey King at each stage of his travels. The spirit of his appreciation for life was contagious, and I found myself feeling better about my own reality as a result.

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