China Box Office: ‘Alien’ Flatlines Ahead of ‘Transformers’ Bonanza

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Horror-hungry moviegoers flocked to a heavily-censored version of Alien: Covenant this weekend, but dwindling demand amidst disappointing word of mouth combined with an unfortunate release date will send Ridley Scott's film to an early exit. Read More

Who Are China’s Top-Grossing Foreign Directors?

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Directors of such lucrative franchises as 'Transformers', 'Fast and the Furious', 'Harry Potter' and the Marvel Cinematic Universe make the cut. Read More

China Box Office: Why China Dug ‘The Mummy’

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The Tom Cruise-starrer debuted six feet under in North America, but a robust opening weekend performance at the overseas box office -- led by China with $50 million -- gives hope to Universal's planned "Dark Universe" on the international stage. Read More

Dangal: China’s Leggiest Film Ever

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On Friday May 5, the Indian wrestling drama Dangal debuted with little fanfare on Chinese screens, grossing just RMB 14.6 million ($2.1 million) against Disney/Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's RMB 100 million ($14.7 million). Yet from that point forward, the two films would take completely opposite box office trajectories. Read More

China Box Office: DC Finally Notches Victory with ‘Wonder Woman’ Debut

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Compared to Hollywood's recent gold rush in China, Wonder Woman's $36 million debut this weekend may appear lackluster, but given the territory's unfamiliarity to the caped demigoddess, prospects for the much-maligned DC Extended Universe are now looking far brighter for Warner Bros. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Wonder Woman’ to the Rescue?

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Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe secures its first release in China since last year’s bomb Batman vs. Superman. Can strong word of mouth for Gal Gadot’s badass Wonder Woman overcome China’s unfamiliarity with the character and a growing apathy towards superhero films in general? Read More

Infographic: Imports Lead Strong Month of May at China’s Box Office

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Thanks to an unprecedented box office performance from India's Dangal and a late surge by Pirates of the Caribbean, total ticket sales in May reached RMB 3.62 billion ($530 million), a 15 percent increase over the same period in 2016. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Pirates’ Storm Dragon Boat, ‘Dangal’ Eyes RMB 1 Billion Club

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The latest installment in Disney's aging Pirates of the Caribbean franchise discovered more booty on Chinese shores than it did at home this weekend, yet despite the strong performance, the Dragon Boat Festival box office failed to match last year's record-setting haul. Read More

Holiday Box Office: Dragon Boat Festival

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Unlike other public holidays which are reserved for domestic new releases, the three-day Dragon Boat Festival has become the dominion of Hollywood blockbusters. Read More

On Screen China: Hollywood Sci-Fi, Russian Superheroes No Match For India’s ‘Dangal’

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Facing a weak slate of new releases including Sony's Life and Russia's Guardians, Bollywood drama Dangal, already the highest-grossing Indian film ever in China, will continue its remarkable climb with a 2nd straight weekend victory to become the biggest non-Hollywood release of all-time. Read More

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