China Box Office: India’s ‘Dangal’ Crushes Hollywood Heavyweights

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Released on the same day as Disney/Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Aamir Khan wrestling drama needed just six days to overtake the superhero sequel at the daily box office, and more than doubled the Hollywood blockbuster's haul this weekend. Read More

China’s Online Cinema Ticketing Industry

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In 2013, only 3 out of every 10 tickets were bought online. In the first quarter of 2017, a staggering 8 out of 10 tickets sold in China came from online platforms. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Guardians 2’ Wins Weekend Handily, But India’s ‘Dangal’ On The Rise

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Despite a $47 million first-place debut by the Disney/Marvel sequel, the weekend's biggest winner was Aamir Khan's wrestling drama Dangal which garnered the highest user-ratings on record in China. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Guardians Vol. 2’ Primed to Kick Off Another Month of Hollywood Dominance

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Following two months of box office dominance in which imported films captured 82% of all ticket sales, the good times will continue to roll for Hollywood in May starting with this weekend’s day-and-date release of Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Furious 8’ Takes Its Victory Lap

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Fate of the Furious became the highest-grossing imported film in Chinese box office history, eclipsing its predecessor’s record in local currency on Tuesday. Read More

Holiday Box Office: May Day

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China's May Day or Labour Day public holiday is one of the busiest three-day moviegoing periods of the year. As with most holidays, it's reserved for domestic films. Read More

China Box Office: Smurfs Come Up Short, F8 Remains #1

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Despite dropping nearly 75% from its opening weekend, 'The Fate of the Furious' lapped a weak field to race closer to the record established by its predecessor for highest-grossing import of all-time. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Furious’ Decelerates; ‘Smurfs’ Through Rose-Tinted Glasses

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Demand for 'Furious 8' may already be waning after its historic opening weekend. The culprit isn’t negative word of mouth, nor is it the typical frontloading caused by rabid fans snapping up cheap seats on opening weekend; rather, the fate of 'The Fate of the Furious' is tied directly to a fundamental issue in the Chinese film market: screen allotment. Read More

Domestic Vs Import Box Office: Appearances Can Deceive

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Looking at the box office split between foreign and Chinese films this year, it’s easy to conclude China is a balanced market: imports lead slightly with a 52% market share through April 18. But huge imbalances lie behind those numbers. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Furious 8’ Paves New Roads

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In three days of release, The Fate of the Furious became the highest-grossing Hollywood film of 2017, toppling several all-time box office records, and cementing the series’ unrivaled popularity in China. Read More

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