China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Swings to 3rd Biggest Superhero Debut; Sony’s Best Opening Ever

 /  Box Office  / 
Character recognition, Marvel brand awareness, and targeted local marketing pushed Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming to a franchise- and studio-best $66 million debut in China this weekend. Read More

Headlines from China: Wong Kar-wai to Direct Amazon Drama Series

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Recently, Amazon announced a few upcoming projects, including a drama series called 'Tong Wars', which will be directed by acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. Read More

Courtyard Cinema Sets Scenes for Beijing’s Blind Moviegoers

 /  People  / 
How does a blind person “watch” a movie? Wang Weili, the founder of an “alternative cinema” in Beijing, has perfected a way that enables thousands of blind moviegoers in China to enjoy classics including Terminator and Jurassic Park. Read More

Bilibili Stars Bypass China’s Fame Machine

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Bilibili, China's leading video-sharing platform, gives rise to fan-made celebrities and a growing offline ACG fandom community. Read More

Russian Historical Epic ‘Viking’ and French War Thriller ‘HHhH’ Pass Chinese Censorship

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Two European epic films ‘Viking’ and ‘HHhH’(R-rating) have passed Chinese censorship. Read More

Chinese Cinema Chain UME Acquired by China Media Capital

 /  News  / 
CMC and UME have not responded to the reports, but publicly available documents indicate the deal is in the offing. Read More

Headlines from China: How ‘Gintama’ Win Over Audiences While Most Manga Adaptations Fail to Do So

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Adapting manga into movies has been challenging, as manga fans are critical and hard to please. Read More

On Screen China: Spider-Man Swoops to the Rescue

 /  Box Office  / 
Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into China in the nick of time this weekend and looks to pull the country's ice-cold box office out of peril. Read More

Why Chinese Companies Hire Celebrities as Executives

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The trend of celebrity joining companies as executives comes as a response to circumvent the newly amended China Advertising Law. Read More

Headlines from China: The Market Segmentation of Sci-fi Movies in China 

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According to a report by a Beijing based research firm CC Smart, Chinese audiences born after 2000 prefer soft science fictions such as 'Transformers', while audiences born between 1970 and 1990 prefer hard science fictions that emphasize scientific accuracy. Read More

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