On Screen China: A Chinese ‘Ghost’ Story

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Weying’s participation won’t boost 'Ghost'’s Chinese box office even close to the heights achieved by 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,' nor will it push it into the red for Paramount; however, an opening weekend near RMB 200 million ($~30 million) and a final gross in the RMB 350-400 million range ($~55 million) will represent another victory for Weying and should get other studios outside of Paramount lining up to cooperate with the company. Read More

Director Zhang Yimou Invests in VR Theme Park

 /  News  / 
Director Zhang Yimou's interest and presence in virtual reality are sure to boost the industry's otherwise topsy-turvy development. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Kong’ Sees That Your Grave Is Swept Clean

 /  Box Office  / 
Three local productions were given wide releases, yet only one – the crime thriller, 'The Devotion of Suspect X' – managed to challenge 'Kong: Skull Island'’s reign atop the box office charts, and even that was short-lived.' Kong' continued its climb to ever new heights on its quest to become the year’s highest-grossing import, and has now earned RMB 964 million ($139.8 million). Read More

Jiaflix and 1905 Pictures to Produce $100 million Action-Thriller ‘Speedhunters’

 /  News  / 
Marc Ganis, co-founder and managing director of Jiaflix Enterprises, told China Film Insider on Wednesday that the producers aim to make the $100 million action-thriller an international film with appeal around the globe, “not just highly weighted toward either China or North America. Read More

How Important Is China To Hollywood’s Bottom Line?

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China accounted for $500 million or just 7.7 percent of the $6.5 billion worldwide net revenue from the thirty-two Hollywood films it allowed into the country. By and large, Hollywood films made less that 5% of their worldwide revenue from the Chinese market, indicating that Hollywood's headlong push into China remains primarily about getting early access to a market that still exists in the realm of possibility. Read More

Chinese Films to Watch on Netflix Tonight

 /  Reviews  / 
For the Chinese film fan -- or for the film industry professional trying to bone up on the best of the recent oeuvre -- Netflix is a good resource, but it's not a great one. Read More

Only Five Foreign Films Set for China in April, but They’re Big

 /  News  / 
April's imported films in China include French-Canadian animation "Snowstorm!," "Ghost In The Shell," "The Fate of the Furious," "Smurfs: The Lost Village," and Russian commie superhero blockbuster "Guardians." Read More

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’ and ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Secure China Day and Date Releases

 /  News  / 
Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Warner Bros’ King Arthur: Legend of the Sword have both secured day-and-date releases in China on Friday, May 5 and Friday, May 12, respectively. Read More

Film Review: ‘Suspect X’ An Inelegant Equation

 /  Reviews  / 
Western audiences may be unsettled by the idea that the unspeakable acts that Shi commits to help his lady neighbor and thus win her affection might deserve compassion. In our culture, this is plain creepy, but in China, where a generation of male only children have been mathematically aced-out and will never have a woman to love because there aren’t enough to go around, the story does strike a certain poignant chord. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Kong’ Still Rules Jungle

 /  Box Office  / 
For the first time in fifty days, Hollywood imports lost hold of the daily box office crown as local crime thriller The Devotion of Suspect X debuted in first place on Friday. Yet Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island quickly re-established its dominance on Saturday, and looks to enjoy an easy holiday victory when the three-day Qingming or Tomb Sweeping Festival ends on Tuesday. Read More

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