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On Screen China: Will ‘The Great Wall’ Stand Tall?

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.
By |December 15th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories, News|
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China Box Office: ‘Your Name’ Says ‘What’s My Name’ for Second Week

Sometime next weekend, "Your Name" will become the highest-grossing Japanese film ever in China, surpassing "Stand By Me Doraemon" (RMB 530 million).
By |December 11th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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On Screen China: ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Suddenly Seventeen,’ ‘Sully’ Join ‘Your Name’

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.
By |December 8th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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China Box Office: ‘Your Name’ Sets Record, Wins Weekend over ‘Beasts’

"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).
By |December 6th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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On Screen China: Japan’s ‘Your Name’ Looks to Win the Weekend

Look for Your Name to win this weekend’s box office easily with RMB 300 million ($43.5 million).
By |December 1st, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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China Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Finds a Home at Number One

"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).
By |November 28th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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China Box Office: ‘Madame Bovary’ Wins Social Media Sparring

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.
By |November 21st, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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On Screen China: ‘I Am Not Madame Bovary’ Finally Arrives

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).
By |November 18th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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China Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange’ Still Strong in Second Week

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.
By |November 14th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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On Screen China: Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’ Tries to Kick ‘Doctor Strange’ off Top Spot

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.
By |November 10th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|