‘Batman v. Superman’ to Face Off in China With Day-and-Date Release

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The much-anticipated DC Comics superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released in China on Friday, March 25, 2016 — simultaneous with its North American debut. Read More

On Screen China: A Week for ‘Monkey’ Business

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Box office records are likely to be smashed during the Chinese New Year “Golden Week” holiday by three homegrown films with blockbuster potential: The Mermaid, From Vegas To Macau III, and The Monkey King 2. Read More

Mattel’s ‘Thomas & Friends’ Spinoff to Get China Theatrical Release

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This will mark the first time any movie carrying the brand of U.S. toymaking giant Mattel will be released in the country's theaters. Read More

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

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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

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