Headlines from China: China’s Obsession with 3D Film is Waning? 

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China developed an obsession with 3D films after the huge success of Avatar in 2010. However, this obsession seems to have started waning recently. Read More

Headlines from China: The H Collective To Produce Three Movies Featuring Li Bingbing and TFBoys’ Karry Wang

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The H Collective, a newly-launched film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company based in Los Angeles, is signing Chinese actors to be in its first few productions; among them, actress Li Bingbing and singer Karry Wang. Read More

Headlines from China: What Disney’s Chinese Partner Has to Say about ‘The Dreaming Man’

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Disney's first Chinese-language rom-com 'The Dreaming Man' has bombed at box office in China despite its powerful producers and A-list cast. Read More

China Box Office Audit Results Are In – Now What?

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This is essentially how the studios feel about their relationship with Chinese movie theaters – full of underreported revenue and unhappiness, and they hope it never ends. Read More

Headlines from China: “Little Fresh Meat” Star Lu Han Announces Relationship, Causing “Earthquake” on Chinese Social Media 

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On October 8, Chinese pop star Lu Han, one of China's most popular "Little Fresh Meats", introduced his girlfriend to his followers on Weibo, which caused temporary shutdown of the social media platform. Read More

26 Chinese Cinemas Named & Shamed For Box Office Fraud

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The new ‘black list’ shows fraud is most rife in the country’s smallest cities with 21 of the 26 cinemas hailing from third and fourth-tier cities. Read More

Headlines from China: Why China’s 110 Million Yuan for Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’  is Somehow Embarrassing 

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Disney/Pixar's 'Cars 3' has raked in 110 million yuan in China after one week in release, which doesn't look shabby if we don't mention the animation is produced by Pixar. Read More

How Fans ‘Lock Screenings’ to Support Their Idols

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Suo chang, as it is called in Chinese, literally means to lock a screening. It refers to the practice of buying the minimum possible number of tickets to a single screening to ensure it will not be canceled for low attendance. Read More

On Screen China: Nationalist Films Heat Up Frigid Summer Box Office

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After last weekend's box office hit a three-and-a-half-month low, two films intended to stoke nationalism prior to Army Day on August 1 -- action sequel Wolf Warriors II and the propaganda film The Founding of an Army -- take on the heavy responsibility this weekend of rescuing China's lackluster domestic blackout period. Read More

Four More Chinese Cinemas Punished for Box Office Fraud

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The Beijing Miruiku Cinema near Ritan Park in the capital’s diplomatic area was fined over RMB 20 million (US$2.9 million) after an investigation by the Beijing Cultural Law Enforcement Agency found it was guilty of box office fraud. Read More