China Box Office: ‘Bodyguard’ No. 1 but ‘Chongqing Hotpot’ on the Boil

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China's second quarter box office could tip in favor of Hollywood with likely pix such as ‘Captain America’ and ‘Warcraft’ Read More

Dystopian Film ‘Ten Years’ Wins Best Picture in Hong Kong, China Censors News

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A publicist for Ten Years told CFI the filmmakers were not surprised by the mainland media blackout because the Chinese government “wants to control people’s thinking.” Read More

Chinese Celebrity and the Soft Power Machine

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In the first in a series of occasional guest Op-eds, China Film Insider brings you the voices of two academics in Britain who are recording milestones and studying trends in the growing world of Chinese moviemaking, Read More

On Screen China: Holiday Weekend Sweeps Away ‘Batman v Superman’

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A giant hole left by Batman v Superman’s epic underperformance will leave ample market space for three local films during this weekend’s Qingming (Tomb Sweeping) Festival. Read More

Labor of Love Results in ‘Beast of Burden,’ the first China-New Zealand Film Co-Production

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A 3D animated family feature film called ‘Beast of Burden’ is the first film to qualify for a tax break under the China-New Zealand agreement. Read More

New China-U.S. Film Summit Sprouts Mixed Messages About Collaboration

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While Hollywood takes a more conciliatory approach to working in China, Chinese companies are moving more confidently out into the global film industry, buying up swathes of Hollywood. A recent summit tried to get both sides to see eye to eye with mixed results. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Batman v Superman’ Fails to Pack a Punch

 /  Box Office  / 
Warner Bros.' challenge to Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue the trend of Hollywood blockbusters failing to gain traction with China’s increasingly picky mainstream audience. Read More

Legal Roundup: Government to Pay Theaters for Screening Domestic Films

 /  Legal  / 
Imported movies accounted for 38.4% of 2015's total revenues, down from 45.5% in 2014. Read More

Hackneyed Hollywood Titles to Reappear in China With Chinese Characteristics

 /  News  / 
It’s not clear who will reprise the Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep’s roles in the Chinese remake of ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ set in Shanghai not New York. Read More

Lionsgate Stoner Flop ‘American Ultra’ Heads for China

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Lionsgate is trying to capitalize on the China release of DC Comics superhero film Batman v. Superman, also featuring Eisenberg. Read More

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