Headlines from China: China Box Office Crossed RMB 60 Billion in 2018

China Box Office Crossed RMB 60 Billion in 2019

China’s film bureau just officially announced key numbers of the Chinese film market in 2018. According to the released info, China box office totaled 60.98 billion yuan in 2018, a 9.06% increase year-over-year. Domestic films generated 37.9 billion yuan in ticket sales, accounting for 62.15% of the total box office. 82 films crossed the RMB 100-million mark in 2018, and 44 of them are local films. The highest grossing film of the year is Operation Red Sea, which earned 3.65 billion yuan and was viewed 93 million times. The total number of screens reached 60079 in 2019 with 9303 newly built screens. Read more on Mtime

Actor Chen Daoming Selected as Chairman of China Film Association

A board meeting of China Film Association took place on December 29. At the meeting, actor Chen Daoming was selected as the new Chairman of the Association. 12 vice chairmen were also selected at the meeting, including Jackie Chan, Yu Dong (CEO of Bona Film Group), and Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior 2). Chen Daoming graduated from China Central Academy of Drama in 1982 and has appeared in numerous local films and TV shows, such as Kangxi Dynasty, Hero, and One and Eight. He is well liked and respected by Chinese audiences as an actor as well as an intellectual. Read more on Mtime

‘Mortal Engines’ Scores January 18 China Release

Mortal Engines, a 2018 post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers, has ben set to release in China on January 18. Based on the novel of the same name by Philip Reeve, the film is set in a world where entire cities have been mounted on wheels and motorised, and prey on one another. The film has been released in North America on December 14. Read more on 3DMGAME