China Box Office: Illumination Lights up China With Record ‘Despicable Me 3’ Bow

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Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me 3 rose above the fray this weekend with a record-smashing $61 million* debut, and in just three days outgrossed the combined box office of Hollywood's entire 2017 animation slate in China. Read More

Imports Dominate June with 88% of Box Office, Push First Half of 2017 to New Heights

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After 2016's significant slowdown, the Chinese box office has gotten its mojo back this year, largely thanks to the performance of imported films, and once again looks headed toward double digit growth. Read More

Why China’s $250M is a Disaster For ‘Transformers’ and What It Means for Other Hollywood Franchises

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The projected $250 million finish for Transformers: The Last Knight in China may appear healthy in Paramount's books, but its significant decline from 2014's Age of Extinction signals a change in fortune not only for China's most lucrative franchise, but Hollywood franchises in general. Read More

China Allows Hollywood to Audit Box Office for First Time: Report

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Hollywood's powerful global lobby group, is auditing China’s box office figures for the first time reports Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Transformers’ Fatigue Spreads to China

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Paramount executives and other investors aren't likely wringing their hands this week after Transformers: The Last Knight debuted in China with $120 million, but beneath those box office numbers lie some troubling signs suggesting Chinese moviegoers -- who have contributed an increasingly larger share to the franchise's global box office over the past decade -- are losing interest in Michael Bay's bombastic vision. Read More

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

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