China Box Office: Homegrown Hits Set Single-Day Record, ‘Panda’ Hibernates

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Weekend ticket sales nosedived as families stayed home for Lunar New Year festivities, but gave way to a record-setting Monday of holiday moviegoing. Read More

Legal Roundup: Wanda Moves Ahead, Beijing Moots Cultural Blacklist

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The first in a regular CFI series summarizing news in law and regulation affecting the entertainment business in China, the U.S. and the rest of the world. Read More

Fox’s ‘Eddie the Eagle’ to Try to Catch Beijing Olympic Spirit

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The feel-good sports comedy about a Winter Olympics underdog ski jumper will be released in China on Friday, March 18, 2016. Read More

‘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

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