How Fans ‘Lock Screenings’ to Support Their Idols

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Suo chang, as it is called in Chinese, literally means to lock a screening. It refers to the practice of buying the minimum possible number of tickets to a single screening to ensure it will not be canceled for low attendance. Read More

How Much Money Has ‘Wolf Warriors 2’ Made and Who Gets It?

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With the phenomenal popularity of 'Wolf Warriors 2' and the public’s curiosity about its profits piqued, we take a look at its financing structure. Read More

Alibaba Increases Stake in Tao Piao Piao, Gets Closer to Entertainment Ecosystem

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Alibaba Pictures said that it will increase its stake in online ticketing platform Tao Piao Piao for 1.3 billion yuan and further its goal of building an entertainment ecosystem. Read More

Communist Youth League Criticizes ‘Dahufa’ for Its ‘Malicious’ Political Metaphors

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10 days after its release, Chinese animated film Dahufa has been criticized by the Communist Youth League for its "malicious" political metaphors. Read More

Streaming Website Bilibili Breaks Silence Over Why It Took Films Offline

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Chinese video streaming website Bilibili announced on Weibo Thursday night that it took down some films for review but some speculate it is censorship. Read More

Chinese Filmmaker Lu Chuan To Co-Produce Hollywood Sci-Fi Film

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Lu Chuan will co-produce a futuristic sci-fi film with Hollywood about mechanic dragons in a steel town to be directed by Kevin Greutert of the Saw series. Read More

Director Dante Lam Finishes Shooting ‘Operation Red Sea’

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Hong Kong director Dante Lam is wrapping up filming of, 'Operation Red Sea,' which follows his hit from last October, 'Operation Mekong,' and tells the story of the 2015 Chinese evacuation of citizens from war-torn Yemen. Read More

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