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

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

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

Infographic: Imports Lead Strong Month of May at China’s Box Office

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Thanks to an unprecedented box office performance from India's Dangal and a late surge by Pirates of the Caribbean, total ticket sales in May reached RMB 3.62 billion ($530 million), a 15 percent increase over the same period in 2016. Read More

Holiday Box Office: Dragon Boat Festival

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Unlike other public holidays which are reserved for domestic new releases, the three-day Dragon Boat Festival has become the dominion of Hollywood blockbusters. Read More

Who are China’s Leading Film Exhibitors?

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Underscoring the massive size of its exhibition industry, China's top ten cinemas lines are among the top twenty global leaders of exhibition based on screen count. 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

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

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