‘Avengers: Endgame’ Has Made 400 Million Yuan in China – And It’s Not Even Out Yet

 /  News  / 
Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame hit 400 million yuan ($59.69 million) in ticket sales on Friday, according to Chinese box office monitoring platform Maoyan – and it hasn’t even been released yet. Read More

Entertainment Slowdown Hits Filmmakers’ Bottom Lines

 /  News  / 
Three major filmed entertainment firms forecast big profit declines in the first quarter, with two saying they fell into the red, as the industry suffers under the weight of a broader slowdown after years of breakneck growth. Read More

The Hurdles ‘The Wandering Earth’ Overcame to Become a Smash Hit

 /  Opinion  / 
What obstacles did the film overcome to win its success? Below are some of the hurdles “The Wandering Earth” had to surmount. Read More

Scandal-Ridden Stars Must Compensate Studios for Money-Losing Films, Delegates Say

 /  News  / 
One famous screenwriter, who is also a CPPCC delegate to China’s highest-level annual meetings going on this week, drafted a proposal with 30 other delegates to establish a “celebrity blacklist” to protect lawful interests of companies like Talent. Read More

The ‘Drifters’ Dreaming of Stardom

 /  People  / 
‘Hengdian drifters’ are not known for their performances. They are aspiring actors from all over China who have come to the world’s largest film and television shooting base, Hengdian World Studios, mostly working as extras or as crew. Read More

Film Association Criticizes Government Tax Clawback Plan

 /  News  / 
China’s film director association has criticized a possible government move to ask entertainment companies to pay previously waived taxes. Read More

Sci-Fi Phenom Liu Cixin on Fame, Morality and the Future

 /  People  / 
The New Yorker called him “the Sir Arthur C. Clarke of China” and one of the most respected writers of classic science fiction. He counts Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg among his fans. Read More

Premiere Urges Price Cuts for Cancer Drugs Amid Hit Film’s Success

 /  News  / 
Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang is instructing relevant government agencies to speed up the cutting of prices of cancer drugs, according to a post published on the website of the State Council. Read More

Chinese Livestreamer Inke Passes Listing Hearing

 /  Money  / 
Livestreaming platform Inke Ltd., which filed for a Hong Kong initial public offering in March, has passed its listing hearing and will start selling shares to international investors on Wednesday. Read More

Tencent, J.J. Abrams in Gaming Partnership

 /  Game  / 
Bad Robot, the media vehicle of Hollywood producer, director and writer J.J. Abrams, said it has entered a strategic partnership with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. to create games spanning mobile, PC and console formats. Read More

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