China Box Office: ‘Wolf Warrior II’ Nears $650M, Enters Top Five All-Time in a Single Territory

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Patriotic action film and mega-blockbuster Wolf Warrior II scored a third straight weekend as the #1 film in the world and blew past Marvel's The Avengers to become the fifth highest-grossing film ever from a single territory. Read More

‘Wolf Warrior II’ Crowned King of the Chinese Box Office

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The patriotic action film Wolf Warrior II supplanted Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid on Wednesday to become the highest-grossing film of all-time in China. Remarkably, the film shows no signs of slowing down entering its third weekend in theaters. Read More

On Screen China: Summer Box Office Reignited By Record-Breaking ‘Wolf Warriors 2’

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Patriotic action film 'Wolf Warriors 2' will inch closer to The Mermaid's all-time box office record this weekend while romantic fantasy 'Once Upon a Time' will open strongly thanks to the popularity of its attractive leads with young female audiences. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Wolf Warriors II’ Makes Fierce Debut, Threatening to Set New All-Time Record

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Jacky Wu's sequel singlehandedly saved a beleaguered domestic box office this weekend, on its debut, earning an incredible 921 million yuan ($136.7 million). Read More

On Screen China: Nationalist Films Heat Up Frigid Summer Box Office

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After last weekend's box office hit a three-and-a-half-month low, two films intended to stoke nationalism prior to Army Day on August 1 -- action sequel Wolf Warriors II and the propaganda film The Founding of an Army -- take on the heavy responsibility this weekend of rescuing China's lackluster domestic blackout period. Read More

China Box Office: Local Summer Films Flame Out

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Local films aren't exactly bringing in the crowds government regulators had hoped for during the annual summer blackout period as the weekend box office dropped to its lowest total since the beginning of April.  Read More

China Box Office: ‘Wu Kong’ Swings to Dominant Weekend Victory

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Despite tepid audience reaction, fantasy-action pic Wu Kong became the first local production in 165 days to win China's weekend box office crown. Read More

On Screen China: Back to (Monkey) Business as Usual as China Shuts Out Imports

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After a long box office drought for domestic films, action-adventure pic Wu Kong -- China's latest adaptation of the universally-adored Monkey King saga -- kicks off the summer blackout period and will become the first local production in 5 months to gross more than RMB 100 million ($15 million) on a single day. Read More

China Box Office: Illumination Lights up China With Record ‘Despicable Me 3’ Bow

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Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me 3 rose above the fray this weekend with a record-smashing $61 million* debut, and in just three days outgrossed the combined box office of Hollywood's entire 2017 animation slate in China. Read More

Imports Dominate June with 88% of Box Office, Push First Half of 2017 to New Heights

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After 2016's significant slowdown, the Chinese box office has gotten its mojo back this year, largely thanks to the performance of imported films, and once again looks headed toward double digit growth. Read More

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