Film Importers Find Lucrative Seat in China Box Office

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China’s history as the land of big bureaucracy, coupled with cultural sensitivities, have led many to believe the import process for movies and TV shows is quite arcane and convoluted when it’s actually relatively simple. 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

China Box Office: Eight Is Hollywood’s Lucky Number

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Eight Hollywood imports occupied the top eight spots at this weekend’s Chinese box office, a first for a notoriously protective movie industry that recently adopted further measures to ensure that domestic films receive two-thirds of a cinema’s annual screening allotment. Read More

Lunar New Year Box Office: The Biggest Week Ever

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Moviegoing in China during the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday has become essential recreation for many Chinese families in recent years.  The past two years in particular have each established new box office records for the highest grossing seven-day period in any single territory. The largest daily totals occur on the first day of the Read More

V-Day Box Office: La La, xXx Win ♥♥♥, Earn $$$

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xXx and La La Land benefit from a Valentine’s Day box office boom. Chinese moviegoers got in the holiday spirit, pre-booking seats for a Valentine’s Day screening of La La Land in Beijing. (Courtesy Weibo) Date-night at Chinese cineplexes propelled the box office on Valentine’s Day to an estimated RMB 384 million ($55.9 million) in ticket Read More

On Screen China: Limp 2016 Box Office to Close with a Whimper

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China’s swan-diving box office will go out aptly this weekend with a whimper as 2016 makes room for a handful of new releases straggling in for the three-day New Year’s public holiday. Read More

The CFI Guide to Film Production in China

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Welcome to the 10-part series of practical tips that will make up the China Film Insider (CFI) Guide to 10 Things to Know about Working in Film in China. Read More

‘Doctor Strange’ Wins China Weekend Box Office Easily

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The expectedly strong box office performance of "Doctor Strange" took in almost US$45 million in its first three days, as China Film Insider predicted. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Mekong’ Steams Upriver, ‘BFG’ Friendly but not Big

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National Day holiday receipts continued 2016’s box office stagnation, with the depressed market was fortunately enlivened by the surprise performance of action/thriller "Operation Mekong" (湄公河行动). Read More

China Box Office: 2016 Fails to Eclipse 2015’s Mid-Autumn Festival Take

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The top four spots at this week’s Chinese box office were captured by four new local-language films, all released to coincide with China’s three-day Mid-Autumn Festival. Read More