Headlines from China: ‘The Farewell’ Cancels November 22 Release

‘The Farewell’ Cancels November 22 Release

The November 22 China release of the hit indie film The Farewell has been canceled, according to the Chinese film website Mtime. The production studio of the film then confirmed that The Farewell will be rescheduled. However, a new release date is yet to be determined. Read more on Mtime

‘Better Days’ Exceeds US$200 Million at Chinese Box Office

After nearly a month in theater, Chinese teen drama Better Days has grossed RMB1.5 billion (US$213.20 M) at the Chinese box office, according to Chinese online ticketing platform Maoyan. The total attendance of the film has crossed the 40-million mark. Currently, Better Days stays ninth place in the list of China’s top 10 highest-grossing movies for 2019. It also becomes the eighth-highest-grossing film among all local films released in 2019. Read more on 1905.com

‘Ad Astra’ Starring Brad Pitt Scores December 6 China Release

2019 Adventure drama film Ad Astra has been set to release in Chinese theaters on December 6, according to sources familiar with the matter. The film is produced, co-written, and directed by James Gray and stars Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland. It follows an astronaut who goes into space in search of his lost father, whose experiment threatens the Solar System. Read more on Mtime