China Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ No. 1, But for How Long?

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It’s unclear who made the decision to release Kung Fu Panda 3 into the doldrums right before a holiday, but the decision could be a costly one. Read More

Protecting Copyright Online in China: Register First

 /  Legal  / 
If you ever expect to have infringing content taken down, the single most important thing you should do is register your copyright in China in advance. Read More

China’s Movie Tie-Ins Market a Real Bugbear

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The experience of entrepreneurs like Xu Lei provides an insight into the difficulties studios face while trying to exploit the ancillary market for movie tie-in merchandise. Read More

On Screen China: Let the Bear Hug Commence—‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

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China Film Insider takes a look at several key metrics that will affect how this heavyweight U.S.-China co-production will perform. Read More

20th Century Fox Signs Streaming Deal With Baidu’s iQIYI

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Chinese video streaming service iQIYI has signed a multiyear film output agreement with 20th Century Fox to give its 10 million paid subscribers on-demand access to the Hollywood studio’s theatrical releases. The agreement will see Fox films such as The Martian, The Revenant,  The Peanuts Movie and other recent major theatrical releases streamed in China Read More

On Screen China: ‘Panda’ Preview a Warm Spot in Cold Weekend at the Box Office

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Cold weather decimated movie ticket sales in the world’s No. 1 and 2 markets over the weekend, as Winter Storm Jonas buried the U.S. East Coast in record-breaking snowfall, shutting down cinemas in many key markets, and a nationwide cold snap in China plunged temperatures to 30-year lows, compelling would-be moviegoers to huddle instead around Read More

Hotel of the Jedi: Luxury Properties Wake Up to the Force

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Star Wars hype may have died down (if only slightly) around the globe, but it’s only been less than two weeks since the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in China, making more than $100 million in ticket sales in the Chinese box office. In order to cash in on the hype, luxury hotels across Read More

On Screen China: A Tough ‘Walk’ Between the Force and the Panda

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The coming weekend at the Chinese box office is shaping up to be a veritable dumping ground of middling films dubbed by the Chinese press as “cannon fodder” (炮灰 pàohuī), films that are being pushed out between the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens two weeks ago and the much anticipated January 29 wide Read More

Trends in Chinese Film Law and Regulation

 /  Legal  / 
As China’s movie business continues to grow old challenges still abound even as new issues emerge—many requiring legal or regulatory attention. China Film Insider looks at the trends we expect to hear more about in 2016. Read More

Netflix May Never Break Into China (1)

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As other tech giants have learned the hard way, China is a market all its own, and Netflix will have to play by Chinese rules. Wired Read More

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