On Screen China: ‘Skiptrace’ Steady, But Box-Office Cool-down Continues

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Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville comedy is now on track to become the biggest local-language film of the summer but its probable $125 million finish means China’s once red-hot box office is slumping compared with 2015. Read More

‘Warcraft’ Eyes $20B Gaming Market For Film Payoff in China

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A CGI-enhanced live action adaptation of Blizzard's online role playing game that's been a hit on Netease since 2009. Read More

Bona Film Group Delists from U.S. but Won’t Turn Its Back on Hollywood

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After five years, Bona raised only $100M on NASDAQ, small for an investor in 60 films and builder of 30 theaters. Read More

On Screen China: Behind ‘The Revenant’s Fast Trip to Chinese Screens

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CFI predicts a robust second place finish for The Revenant behind the family-friendly Zootopia, but we don’t imagine "Little Li" catching fire beyond his legion of curious fans and moviegoers in the globally oriented first- and second-tier cities. Read More

‘Revenant’ Going to China; Bona Also Bought Rights to ‘Room’

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The film, which depicts extreme combat violence, is likely to be censored for Chinese audiences. Read More

On Screen China: ‘The Martian’ Warms Up a Frosty Month for Hollywood Imports

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At the end of a spell of underperforming Hollywood imports that led to November tallying the lowest monthly box office total of the year thus far, The Martian (火星救援)—with its combination of cool, cutting-edge science and old-fashioned, high-wattage star power—struck a chord with Chinese moviegoers over the final weekend of the month, grossing $48.4 million Read More

China’s Film Industry Online, Part 3. Production and Distribution Converge in Cyberspace

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This is the third in a series of posts looking at developments in China’s digital ancillaries market. Part I is here and Part II is here. In this post I comment on the impending online convergence of motion picture production and motion picture distribution in China. Online giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (collectively, “BAT”) have each Read More