Foreign Films in China: How Does It Work?

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If you’re a non-Chinese film producer (a foreign film producer from the Chinese perspective), and you hope to exhibit in China and add its robust market to your revenue picture, there are basically two different ways for that to happen. Read More

Big In China: Movies That Earn More RMB Than US$

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Twenty films have now found greater success in the world’s second largest film market than at home in the US. Read More

China Box Office: Evil Takes Up Residence, Sets New Precedent

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth and now perhaps no longer “final” — installment in Screen Gems’ action-horror series, exploded in the world’s second largest film market this weekend, grossing a staggering RMB 636.9 million ($92.7 million). Read More

Berlin: Production Seminar Brings Together Euro-seekers, Chinese Experts

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The annual Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale has historically been an important Western platform for Chinese films. For the past few years at the festival, a Berlin-based association, Bridging the Dragon and the European Film Market have sponsored events designed to further the cause of European films and co-productions that can Read More

On Screen China: Gamer’s Delight — ‘Resident Evil’ vs. ‘Assassin’s Creed’

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“Has the Chinese market become a dumping ground for Hollywood’s trash?” wondered a recent Beijing Daily headline, a question both apt and timely. Last summer’s computer game fantasy adaptation, Warcraft, produced by Dalian Wanda-owned Legendary Pictures, with financing from heavyweights China Film Group, Tencent, and Huayi Brothers, skyrocketed to $220 million to become China’s third highest-grossing Read More

Lunar New Year Box Office: The Biggest Week Ever

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Moviegoing in China during the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday has become essential recreation for many Chinese families in recent years.  The past two years in particular have each established new box office records for the highest grossing seven-day period in any single territory. The largest daily totals occur on the first day of the Read More

Box Office Revenue In China: How It Works

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The average cost of a movie ticket in China currently approximates RMB 35 ($5.10), from which RMB 3.3 ($0.48) is paid as a Value Added Tax (VAT)* RMB 5 ($0.73) is apportioned to the National Special Funds for the Development of Film. From the remaining RMB 26.7 ($3.89) RMB 11.48 ($1.67), or 43% gets divided Read More

V-Day Box Office: La La, xXx Win ♥♥♥, Earn $$$

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xXx and La La Land benefit from a Valentine’s Day box office boom. Chinese moviegoers got in the holiday spirit, pre-booking seats for a Valentine’s Day screening of La La Land in Beijing. (Courtesy Weibo) Date-night at Chinese cineplexes propelled the box office on Valentine’s Day to an estimated RMB 384 million ($55.9 million) in ticket Read More

Asian Brilliant Stars Awards Chinese Films in First-Ever Edition

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Aimed at showcasing behind-the-scenes Asian talent and fostering Asian-European film cooperation, this first edition of the Asian Brilliant Stars awards were decidedly Sinocentric, owing both to the dominant position of China's film industry in the region and the Chinese government's continual "soft power" efforts to export its film products whilst touting cultural exchange. Read More

xXx Marks The Spot

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A local marketing blitz by Paramount partner/investor Huahua Media, and an international cast featuring popular personalities Kris Wu, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, and Vin Diesel propelled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage to an impressive opening on Friday with estimated RMB 129.4 million ($20.3M), excluding service fees from third-party ticketing apps. With a debut nearly Read More

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