On Screen China: A Bearish Weekend for the Force

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After nine days in cinemas, The Force Awakens grossed $96.2 million, its final tally now likely to be more in line with that of Terminator: Genisys than with Jurassic World. Read More

On Screen China: New Releases Hope to Capture Some of the Force at the Box-Office

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Thanks to an unenthusiastic reception from mainland audiences for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, several new releases — both imported and local — have the opportunity this weekend to sweep into theaters and grab a larger share of the market than previously anticipated. The Last Witch Hunter (最后的巫师猎人) – Friday, January 15 Distributor: China Film Read More

What the Wanda-Legendary Deal Might Mean for Hollywood

 /  Opinion  / 
The acquisition could teach China's richest man how to make movies that will help his core business stay afloat. Read More

When Push Comes to Shove—Movies, China, and the World: A Q&A with Richard Peña

 /  People  / 
Richard Peña, the director emeritus of the New York Film Festival, talks to us about the changes of China's national cinema and what Hollywood and China can offer to one another. Read More

19 Chinese Films Richard Peña Recommends

 /  News  / 
Richard Peña, director emeritus of the New York Film Festival, shared his top picks from decades of watching Chinese cinema. Read More

On Screen China: The Force Flags in Opening Weekend

 /  Box Office  / 
After months of a Disney marketing blitz targeting an audience largely unfamiliar with the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (星球大战:原力觉醒) debuted in China on Saturday, and grossed a two-day estimated total of $52.7 million. Read More

On Screen China: The ‘Star Wars’ Force Is Strong for the Future

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally invade Chinese theaters this Saturday, January 9 and the hype is at a fever pitch — in Hollywood. However, the tone in mainland China has been more muted, especially in interior cities where the franchise comes nowhere near being the cultural phenomenon it is in other countries. Read More

On Screen China: 2016 Opens With a Record Weekend

 /  Box Office  / 
After China’s roaring box office posted nearly 50% growth in 2015 over the previous year, moviegoers in the world’s second largest film market rang in 2016 with more record-shattering numbers. Read More

On Screen China: Booming Box Office Ends 2015 Up 48.7%

 /  Box Office  / 
In 2015, China’s booming box office grew an incredible 48.7% to reach a record $6.8 billion (RMB 44.07 billion) according to a statement released late Thursday by SARFT (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television). The yearly growth was the second highest since China’s modern film industry began to develop in 2004, second Read More

That’s a Wrap: 2015’s Top China Film Stories and Trends

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The China Film Insider team wishes you a happy 2016. Thank you for reading and for sharing our work with your friends and colleagues as we continue to grow in the new year. — Jonathan Landreth, Sky Canaves, Pang-chieh Ho, and Jonathan Papish. The box-office booms. Again. China’s box office revenues grew at a blistering Read More

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