Will ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Beat ‘The Wandering Earth’ at China Box Office?
After 17 days in release in China, Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has earned RMB 4 billion at the Chinese box office. Currently, the top 3 highest grossing films of all time in China are Wolf Warrior 2 (RMB 5.6 billion), The Wandering Earth (4.65 billion) and Avengers: Endgame. Both Wolf Warrior 2 and The Wandering Earth took 15 days to reach the RMB 4-billion mark. However, both were released during the Chinese New Year holiday, the weeklong break for Chinese people to celebrate, relax and do leisure activities. It remains to be seen if Avengers: Endgame will eventually beat The Wandering Earth at the box office. Read more on Mtime
Chinese E-sports Companies in Southeast Asia
E-sports is increasingly popular across the world, including in southeast Asia. As the first explorers of this market, Chinese e-sports companies have gradually become an important force here, setting up rules and building an ecosystem. In the mobile gaming section of e-sports, Chinese companies are undoubtedly dominating the market in southeast Asia. One successful example is MLBB, a highly popular mobile game developed by a Shanghai-based company. In the Philippines, the game has over 10 million active users. In Indonesia, the number is 25 million. In the streaming sector, leading Chinese companies have also been actively expanding in this market. However, due to competitions from YouTube, none of them have gained a predominant position in Southeast Asia. Read more on National Business Daily
‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Set for July 5 China Release
Upcoming American 3D animated film The secret Life of Pets 2 has been scheduled to release in China on July 5, one month later than its North American opening. The summer release date hopefully will help the film attract children. In addition, the film invited He Jiong and Chen Peisi, two beloved Chinese celebrities, to dub the film, which will be another selling point. The first installment of The Secret Life of Pets series was released in China in 2016 and earned RMB 389 million. Read more on Mtime