China Box Office: ‘Kong’-dom Come

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'Kong: Skull Island''s RMB 470 million opening weekend made for the second biggest Hollywood opening this year, behind only 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' (RMB 636 million; $92.7 million), and 18% higher than its strong $61 million North American opening weekend—numbers that allow the film’s Chinese funders, Wanda (who own Legendary Pictures) and Tencent to pound their chests. While Kong may appear outwardly to extend Hollywood’s dominance over the Chinese box office, the participation of Wanda and Tencent really make it a victory for the home team as well. Read More

China Blamed for Slow 2016 Global Box Office Growth

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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

On Screen China: ‘Kong’ Will Be King

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After Legendary Pictures’ 'The Great Wall' failed to ignite the box office, the Wanda-owned production company returns to China with its only release of 2017, 'Kong: Skull Island,' another monster movie seemingly tailor-made for Chinese audiences. Read More

326 Chinese Cinemas Punished for Box Office Fraud

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China’s media watchdog released a full list of the offending theaters alongside steep fines and suspensions related to the extent of their fraud. Read More

China Box Office: First Place For ‘Beauty’ Still Less Than Best

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With typical press-release hype, the studio has trumpeted Beauty and the Beast’s China debut as the “biggest ever Disney Live Action opening weekend of all-time,” but that would seem to forget that last April, The Jungle Book opened to $50.3 million in China, nearly $10 million more. So, make that "second-biggest ever." Read More

On Screen China: ‘Beauty’ Looks Like a Beast

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The official release announcement for Beauty and the Beast came way back on January 24, and the rare two-month interlude has given Disney ample time to unleash a local promotional blitz aimed at young Chinese unfamiliar with the original animation. Read More

China Box Office: Dog Bites Wolverine

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A Dog’s Purpose became the first Hollywood import since last year’s breakout, Zootopia to improve upon its opening weekend earnings the second time around. Boosted by strong word-of-mouth, it's Chinese Box Office will surpass its North American total ($61.8 million), making it the third Hollywood film in the past month, following xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter to claim such a distinction. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Genius’ and ‘Final Fantasy’ Pose No Threat to Reigning Blockbusters

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Eight new releases — six domestic and two imported “buy-out” films — feebly enter Chinese cinemas this weekend, with only 'Genius,' starring Jude Law as eccentric author Thomas Wolfe, and 'Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV' securing enough showtimes to make their limited presence felt at the box office. Read More

China Box Office: Eight Is Hollywood’s Lucky Number

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Eight Hollywood imports occupied the top eight spots at this weekend’s Chinese box office, a first for a notoriously protective movie industry that recently adopted further measures to ensure that domestic films receive two-thirds of a cinema’s annual screening allotment. Read More

China Box Office: Evil Takes Up Residence, Sets New Precedent

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth and now perhaps no longer “final” — installment in Screen Gems’ action-horror series, exploded in the world’s second largest film market this weekend, grossing a staggering RMB 636.9 million ($92.7 million). Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr 21-Apr 29

Apr 27-May 4
Los Angeles Area

May 7-May 11
The INPUT 2017 headquarters

May 17-May 28
Cannes