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

Bucks For Your Bang: Who Are China’s Top Grossing Foreign Action Stars?

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Chinese audiences go for the macho laowai, with some added comedy and soulfulness in the mix. Ability to look good while driving high-speed vehicles is obviously a plus. Read More

How Important Is China To Hollywood’s Bottom Line?

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China accounted for $500 million or just 7.7 percent of the $6.5 billion worldwide net revenue from the thirty-two Hollywood films it allowed into the country. By and large, Hollywood films made less that 5% of their worldwide revenue from the Chinese market, indicating that Hollywood's headlong push into China remains primarily about getting early access to a market that still exists in the realm of possibility. Read More

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Film Society Lincoln Center

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