China Blamed for Slow 2016 Global Box Office Growth

 /  Box Office  / 
The box office in China, which had grown in double-digits since 2003, still set its own record with $6.6 billion in 2016, but grew overall only 3.7 percent. US and Canada took in $11.4 billion, up a mere two percent over 2015. In China, a total of 10 films reached RMB 1 billion or higher Read More

Warner Bros. Opens New Office in Beijing

 /  News  / 
The studio opened its first office in China in the 1930s. Read More

Rowan Atkinson’s ‘Mr. Bean’ Cameo in ‘Funny Comedian’ Released

 /  News  / 
In an idea that sounds about as gut-busting as its Chinglish title, Rowan Atkinson has Mr. Bean, two years after the character seemingly "died" in Mr. Bean: Funeral. Read More

Paramount’s $1 Billion Deal with Huahua, SFG Off: Report

 /  Money  / 
Fewer than two months after a planned investment was first announced, the deal is off, according to The New York Post, which cited sources on Sunday that referred to the potential cash infusion as "DOA [dead on arrival]" and "dead," respectively. Read More

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Set to Shoot ‘Skyscraper’ in China in August

 /  News  / 
Dwayne Johnson will star in "Skyscraper," which the actor declared will start shooting in August for a July 13, 2018 North American release, to be produced by Universal Studios and Dalian Wanda Group-owned Legendary Pictures. Read More

Moving Money Out of China: It’s Tricky

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
The State Administration of Foreign Exchange has demonstrated that it is more than happy to prevent showy, offshore deals, which almost always tends to describe the purchase of or investment in Hollywood properties. Read More

China Censors Take Wolverine Claws to ‘Logan,’ Slice 14 Minutes Off Runtime

 /  News  / 
Censors have cut 14 minutes from the film's 137-minute US runtime, citing violence and perhaps also the "brief nudity" cited in the Motion Picture Association of America's own R-rating. Read More

What’s The Deal With Mandarin and Cantonese?

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
One alphabet, one grammar: two languages. Read More

Bona Film Group Signs 30-Theater Deal with IMAX

 /  News  / 
IMAX added to its backlog of upcoming theater builds, just days after announcing a record number of new signings but decreased profit for 2016. Read More

CFI’s Sky Kings and Heavenly Queens: Fan Bingbing/范冰冰

 /  People  / 
Over the past decade, Fan Bingbing has developed a shrewd eye for material, appearing in some three or four films per year, balancing artistic and commercial interests to maintain both bank balance and critical credibility. Read More

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