Headlines from China: Six Years Later, ‘Interstellar’’s Rerun Reaped Another Biggest Single-day Gross in China

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Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” had another blast in China with its re-release grossing $2.85 million on the past Sunday, making it the biggest single-day and highest “opening” day gross since Chinese cinemas resumed operations on July 20. Read More

Delayed Chinese War Drama ‘The Eight Hundred’ Cleared for Release

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The long-awaited film is expected to generate sorely needed revenue for an industry hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Headlines from China: Wong Kar-Wai’s New Series ‘Blossoms Shanghai’ Drops A First-look Poster

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While a movie is still in the works, the TV adaptation of the multi-award-winning novel “Blossoms”—“Blossoms Shanghai” has just announced a full shooting schedule and dropped a first-look poster that features actor Hu Ge as the leading character. Read More

Video Streamer iQiyi Eyeing Southeast Asian, Middle East Expansion, Executive Says

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Chinese video streaming giant iQiyi is deepening localization in Southeast Asia with plans to establish local teams in East Asia and the Middle East in future. Read More

Headlines from China: Golden Rooster Film Festival 2020 Opens Application Portal for New Film Projects

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China’s top film festival Golden Rooster Film Festival just dropped a poster themed “Gravity” and launched its 2020 “Film Projects” section, calling for applications of new film projects to compete in this year’s festival. Read More

Shanghai Film Festival Rekindles Childhood Memories with Outdoor Screenings

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Movie lovers in Shanghai are reliving childhood memories by attending outdoor screenings free of charge this summer. The 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) which opened last weekend, is one of the largest in East Asia, and has shifted outdoors as the city hosts around 150 screenings in major commercial areas and community centers. Read More

Series Sheds Light on China’s Dodgy Internet Addiction Schools

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Yang Yongxin and his infamous school for treating internet addiction have been incorporated into the new online series “CrossFire” as a reminder of the Chinese esports community’s traumatic history. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Box Office Tops 100 Million Yuan in First Reopening Week

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According to Lighthouse Data, a box office tracker and entertainment big data platform, there were about 416,600 screenings arranged across the country in the first week of cinema reopening, and the total gross of all films reaches 109.39 million yuan, which means a 4.17 million admissions in total. Read More

Chinese Rapper’s Viral Post Sheds Light on ‘Workplace PUA’

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After Yamy called out the head of her agency for constantly manipulating and belittling her, thousands have come forward with stories about their own horrible bosses. Read More

Headlines from China: The 10th Beijing International Film Festival Announces Opening Date

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The organizing committee of the Beijing International Film Festival announced yesterday that the 10th edition of the festival will be held from August 22 to 29. Read More

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