China Box Office: ‘Wu Kong’ Swings to Dominant Weekend Victory

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Despite tepid audience reaction, fantasy-action pic Wu Kong became the first local production in 165 days to win China's weekend box office crown. Read More

On Screen China: Back to (Monkey) Business as Usual as China Shuts Out Imports

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After a long box office drought for domestic films, action-adventure pic Wu Kong -- China's latest adaptation of the universally-adored Monkey King saga -- kicks off the summer blackout period and will become the first local production in 5 months to gross more than RMB 100 million ($15 million) on a single day. Read More

China Box Office: Illumination Lights up China With Record ‘Despicable Me 3’ Bow

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Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me 3 rose above the fray this weekend with a record-smashing $61 million* debut, and in just three days outgrossed the combined box office of Hollywood's entire 2017 animation slate in China. Read More

Imports Dominate June with 88% of Box Office, Push First Half of 2017 to New Heights

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After 2016's significant slowdown, the Chinese box office has gotten its mojo back this year, largely thanks to the performance of imported films, and once again looks headed toward double digit growth. Read More

Why China’s $250M is a Disaster For ‘Transformers’ and What It Means for Other Hollywood Franchises

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The projected $250 million finish for Transformers: The Last Knight in China may appear healthy in Paramount's books, but its significant decline from 2014's Age of Extinction signals a change in fortune not only for China's most lucrative franchise, but Hollywood franchises in general. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Transformers’ Fatigue Spreads to China

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Paramount executives and other investors aren't likely wringing their hands this week after Transformers: The Last Knight debuted in China with $120 million, but beneath those box office numbers lie some troubling signs suggesting Chinese moviegoers -- who have contributed an increasingly larger share to the franchise's global box office over the past decade -- are losing interest in Michael Bay's bombastic vision. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Alien’ Flatlines Ahead of ‘Transformers’ Bonanza

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Horror-hungry moviegoers flocked to a heavily-censored version of Alien: Covenant this weekend, but dwindling demand amidst disappointing word of mouth combined with an unfortunate release date will send Ridley Scott's film to an early exit. Read More

Dangal: China’s Leggiest Film Ever

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On Friday May 5, the Indian wrestling drama Dangal debuted with little fanfare on Chinese screens, grossing just RMB 14.6 million ($2.1 million) against Disney/Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's RMB 100 million ($14.7 million). Yet from that point forward, the two films would take completely opposite box office trajectories. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Wonder Woman’ to the Rescue?

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Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe secures its first release in China since last year’s bomb Batman vs. Superman. Can strong word of mouth for Gal Gadot’s badass Wonder Woman overcome China’s unfamiliarity with the character and a growing apathy towards superhero films in general? Read More

Infographic: Imports Lead Strong Month of May at China’s Box Office

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Thanks to an unprecedented box office performance from India's Dangal and a late surge by Pirates of the Caribbean, total ticket sales in May reached RMB 3.62 billion ($530 million), a 15 percent increase over the same period in 2016. Read More