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

New Talent: The Afghan Bruce Lee (Video)

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That strange truth-fiction thing strikes again: if you were to ask a screenwriter to contrive a Dickensian figure for the post-9/11 action-movie generation, they would not be able to top Abbas Alizada. Alizada, the youngest of ten children raised in the hardscrabble, war-torn streets of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, discovered the classic kung fu movies of Bruce Lee as a teenager, and dedicated himself to becoming a martial arts champion in Lee's image. Read More

Rowan Atkinson’s ‘Mr. Bean’ Cameo in ‘Funny Comedian’ Released

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In an idea that sounds about as gut-busting as its Chinglish title, Rowan Atkinson has Mr. Bean, two years after the character seemingly "died" in Mr. Bean: Funeral. Read More

Paramount’s $1 Billion Deal with Huahua, SFG Off: Report

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Fewer than two months after a planned investment was first announced, the deal is off, according to The New York Post, which cited sources on Sunday that referred to the potential cash infusion as "DOA [dead on arrival]" and "dead," respectively. 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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