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On Screen China: ‘Doctor Strange’ Arrives with 13 Other Releases

October's monthly haul was down nearly 19 percent from October 2015 and represents the fifth month in 2016 to see slowing box office growth.
By |November 4th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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China Box Office: Sony’s ‘Inferno’ Wins Quiet Weekend

"Da Vinci Code" sequel "Inferno" finished well below expectations in China, a major blow to Sony and its once mighty franchise.
By |October 31st, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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On Screen China: Tom Hanks Returns to China This Weekend with ‘Inferno’

Starting last weekend and spanning all the way to the weekend of December 9, 11 Hollywood films are set for release, including director Ron Howard’s Inferno and DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls hitting Chinese screens this Friday, October 28.
By |October 28th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories, News|
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China Box Office: Statham Downs Cruise as ‘Mechanic’ Beats ‘Reacher’

The star power and synchronous release date of Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back couldn’t contend with China’s affinity for action star Jason Statham.
By |October 25th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories, News|
  • Tom Cruise meeting fans in Shanghai on October 12 to promote Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Courtesy Mtime)

On Screen China: Can ‘Mechanic’ Take ‘Jack Reacher’ This Weekend?

Beginning Friday, Hollywood will have a string of five straight weekends in which imported films receive a day-and-date release, the longest stretch ever in a market that often lags several months behind North American premieres.
By |October 21st, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
  • Spielberg at Tsinghua University after an onstage conversation with Chinese film critic Raymond Zhou (Courtesy Mtime)

China Box Office: ‘Mekong’ Still Tops Spielberg’s ‘BFG’

China’s stagnating film market returned to icy waters this week as Disney’s The BFG failed to enthrall Chinese moviegoers.
By |October 18th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
  • Director Steven Spielberg and dubbing performers Huang Lei and daughter Duoduo onstage at The BFG’s Beijing premiere (Courtesy Mtime)

On Screen China: ‘Mekong’ Steams Upriver, ‘BFG’ Friendly but not Big

National Day holiday receipts continued 2016’s box office stagnation, with the depressed market was fortunately enlivened by the surprise performance of action/thriller "Operation Mekong" (湄公河行动).
By |October 13th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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China Box Office: ‘Operation Mekong’ Storms Holiday Box Office

Action thriller "Operation Mekong" (湄公河行动) overcame modest box office expectations and unexpectedly won the holiday period with an estimated RMB 490 million ($73.5 million) through Thursday, October 6.
By |October 7th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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China Box Office: ‘Chinese Odyssey Part 3’ Crosses $50 Million

Holdovers from last week’s Mid-Autumn Festival retained their grasp on China’s box office this weekend, clipping the wings of Warner Bros’ day-and-date animation "Storks."
By |September 26th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories, Uncategorized|
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China Box Office: 2016 Fails to Eclipse 2015’s Mid-Autumn Festival Take

The top four spots at this week’s Chinese box office were captured by four new local-language films, all released to coincide with China’s three-day Mid-Autumn Festival.
By |September 19th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories, Uncategorized|