DAILY BRIEF: Apr 16, 2018


  • 1

    Beijing Festival Sends out Mixed Messages

    The eighth edition of the Beijing International Film Festival gets under way Sunday night. A spectacular ceremony, some 25 miles away from downtown Beijing will kick off a week of cinema-related celebrations that look little like any other major film festival. Variety

  • 2

    Education-Themed Bollywood Film ‘Hindi Medium’ Strikes A Chord With China’s Anxious Parents

    Much like Dangal and Secret Superstar, Hindi Medium’s box office success in China can be credited to the movie’s powerful depiction of social issues that are relatable to Chinese audiences because of cultural similarities. SupChina

  • 3

    ‘Rampage’ Rustles Up $37M Overseas Through Friday; Eyes $50M+ China Opening

    With Friday’s numbers included, Warner Bros’ Rampage has grossed $36.7M at the international box office so far. The Dwayne Johnson sci-fi ape pic is dominating offshore play with 61 markets now open; on Friday it grossed an estimated $27.1M. In China, its Friday haul was $15.6M (with Thursday sneaks), firmly making it WB’s 3rd biggest opening day in the Middle Kingdom. Deadline

  • 4

    Fans and Stars Gear Up for Hong Kong Film Awards

    All eyes were on wartime epic Our Time Will Come and Taiwanese generational drama Love Education ahead of the annual Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night. South China Morning Post

  • 5

    China: a rapidly growing market for Indian films

    India's Bollywood, among the world's biggest film industries, is rapidly gaining a new, fast-growing audience in China. The National