The Mermaid (Chinese: 美人鱼) is a 2016 Chinese–Hong Kong science fantasy romantic comedy film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Stephen Chow.
The film tells the story of a playboy businessman (Deng Chao) who falls in love with a mermaid (Lin Yun) who was sent to assassinate him.
It was released in China on February 8, 2016. Upon release, it broke numerous box office records such as the biggest opening day and the biggest single day gross through its seventh day of release and having the biggest opening week of all time in China. On February 19, it became the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time.