Reportedly budgeted at US$150 million and in the works for seven long years, "The Great Wall" isn’t just another Chinese blockbuster aimed at a purely domestic audience.
Sometime next weekend, "Your Name" will become the highest-grossing Japanese film ever in China, surpassing "Stand By Me Doraemon" (RMB 530 million).
Despite its impressive haul and belying its solid ratings on Chinese websites, "Your Name" has somewhat faltered in its first full week of release, unable to steady its weekday totals.
"Your Name" (你的名字) arrived on the Chinese mainland last weekend with an impressive, record-breaking debut of RMB 287 million (US$41.6 million).
Look for Your Name to win this weekend’s box office easily with RMB 300 million ($43.5 million).
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" enchanted Chinese audiences over the weekend as the Harry Potter spinoff debuted to an impressive RMB 284 million (US$41.2 million).
A public spat between director Feng Xiaogang and Dalian Wanda Group boss Wang Jianlin didn't seem to have a negative impact on Feng's film's performance.
Doctor Strange’s two week-run atop the box office charts in China will come to an end on Friday with the release of director Feng Xiaogang’s (冯小刚) black comedy I Am Not Madame Bovary (我不是潘金莲).
Doctor Strange (奇异博士) continued to cast a spell on Chinese moviegoers, winning the box office for a second straight weekend amid weak competition.
Ang Lee’s "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" and Japanese anime "One Piece Film: Gold" this weekend attempt to challenge Disney/Marvel’s "Doctor Strange," which has racked up RMB 415 million (US$61.0 million) through Thursday, November 10.