China’s Box Office Revenue Grew 5.4% in 2019, Bolstered by Domestic Films

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China’s film box office revenue rose 5.4% to 64.3 billion yuan ($9.2 billion) in 2019, a slower rate than its 9% growth during the previous year, state news agency Xinhua reported Thursday. Read More

2019 Year in Review: Top 10 Blockbusters in Chinese Cinema

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Let’s take a look at the top 10 box office hits of 2019, and how they were received critically and commercially.  Read More

Headlines from China: China’s 2019 Box Office Crossed RMB 60 Billion

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80 films crossed the RMB 100-million mark in 2019, and 41 of them are local productions. Read More

Bennett Pozil: Managing Deals and Teams Across Oceans

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East West Bank exec talks about growth, the future of Hollywood-China entertainment, and In N Out Burger. Read More

Headlines from China: Only One Foreign Film Remains on China’s Box Office Top 10 List

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As of October 23, two patriotic blockbusters, My People My Country and The Captain, have each exceeded RMB2.7 billion at the box office. Both films are now on the list of top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time in mainland China. Read More

Why Are Nationalistic Themes Translating Into Box Office Success in China?

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Three films released for the PRC's 70th anniversary come with social and political imperatives sometimes at odds with the characteristics of successful commercial film. Read More

Headlines from China: Lychee Film Festival Showcases 17 Chinese Films in Madrid

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The 3rd edition of the Lychee International Film Festival, a Madrid-based film festival focused on Chinese cinema, opened on September 11. Read More

Headlines from China: Beijing Enlight Media Registering 1818 Trademarks for ‘Ne Zha’

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From August 9 to August 27, Beijing Enlight Media submitted 1818 trademark applications to Chinese authorities. All the 1818 trademarks are related to this summer's hit animated film Ne Zha. Read More

Animated Film About Cheeky Kid With Powers Breaks Records

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“Ne Zha” has become the highest-grossing Chinese animated movie of all time, snatching the spotlight from Disney’s ‘Lion King’ remake. Read More

In Depth: China’s Cinema Business Faces a Bad Scene

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Industry observers said the movie theater industry is likely approaching a period of consolidation as the business faces abundant challenges: a drop in viewership even as cinema chains have continued to add theater screens, insanely high rents that eat into profits, and a government-imposed limit on foreign titles. Read More