China Blamed for Slow 2016 Global Box Office Growth

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The box office in China, which had grown in double-digits since 2003, still set its own record with $6.6 billion in 2016, but grew overall only 3.7 percent. US and Canada took in $11.4 billion, up a mere two percent over 2015. In China, a total of 10 films reached RMB 1 billion or higher Read More

On Screen China: ‘Kong’ Will Be King

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After Legendary Pictures’ 'The Great Wall' failed to ignite the box office, the Wanda-owned production company returns to China with its only release of 2017, 'Kong: Skull Island,' another monster movie seemingly tailor-made for Chinese audiences. Read More

‘Moonlight’ to Screen at Beijing International Film Festival, Maybe More

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Even if it doesn’t secure a wide release, "Moonlight" will be coming to the Beijing International Film Festival in April, according to A24. Read More

Warner Bros. Opens New Office in Beijing

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The studio opened its first office in China in the 1930s. Read More

China Trademarks: So-So Vibrations

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The Boston-based hamburger chain Wahlburgers, founded by Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg and his brothers, recently announced plans to open three restaurants in China, with an ambitious goal of opening up to 100 restaurants in China over the next 10 years. Read More

Madame Bovary Sues Film ‘I Am Not Madame Bovary’

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Citing defamation, 60-year-old Pan Jinlian from southern China’s Guangdong province is suing the director of “I Am Not Madame Bovary,” a film known in Chinese as “I Am Not Pan Jinlian.” Read More

Danish filmmaker Bille August to Chair Beijing Film Festival Competition Jury

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The Oscar-winning director has forged close ties with the Chinese film industry in recent years, opening a studio in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, and serving as a “culture consultant” for the city. Read More

326 Chinese Cinemas Punished for Box Office Fraud

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China’s media watchdog released a full list of the offending theaters alongside steep fines and suspensions related to the extent of their fraud. Read More

How Much Have The Hollywood Studios Earned In China?

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Disney easily leads all Hollywood studios in China largely thanks to the success of its Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More

Serbian Director Emir Kusturica to Headline Beijing Film Festival ‘One Belt, One Road’ Section

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Maverick Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica will headline the “One Belt, One Road” section of the this year’s Beijing International Film Festival. Read More

BOX OFFICE BEST

13-19 March
FILMS THIS WEEK GROSS WEEK NO.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 44.7 44.7 1
A DOG'S PURPOSE 21.5 75.6 3
LOGAN 13.6 101.1 3
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER 6.1 159.6 4
XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE 1.7 163.2 6
Results: ARTISAN GATEWAY (US$ M)

MONEY ON THE MOVE

YAHOO! FINANCE
NAME PRICE CHANGE CHANGE %
IMAX $31.85 -0.77 -2.38%
BONA $13.63 0.00 0.00%
300027 $10.49 0.21 2.04%
RENN $1.65 -0.01 -0.90%
SINA $69.08 -0.64 -0.92%

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