China’s All-time Highest Grossing Imports

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This chart highlights the highest-grossing imported film per year from The Fugitive in 1994 to Zootopia in 2016, showing not only the scale of China’s growth as a market, but something of the tastes of Chinese moviegoers. Read More

China’s Lunar New Year Moviegoing Record — How’s That Foam Taste?

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The week-long Chinese New Year moviegoing period ended with a record RMB 3.38 billion (US$492.4 million) in ticket sales this year according to official data — a 9.5 percent increase over last year’s record haul — but a close inspection of the numbers reveals the growth to be something short of robust. Read More

‘Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back’ Sets Records

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The sequel sets a new single-day mark and looks like it’s going higher. Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back exploded at the Chinese box office on Saturday, the first day of the week-long Lunar New Year Holiday, it scored a single-day record for local language films with RMB 345 million (US$50.2 million) in Read More

On Screen China: Part Two of CFI’s Chinese New Year Preview

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This Saturday, the first day of the Spring Festival/Chinese New Year (CNY), tens of millions of Chinese citizens will flock to cinemas nationwide in the start of the busiest moviegoing period on the planet.  Last year, RMB 3.56 billion (US$548 million) in tickets were sold over the seven-day CNY period, the highest-grossing week in any Read More

On Screen China: Out with the Monkey and in with the Money

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Part one of our preview of Spring Festival releases, likely to be the most lucrative season of the Chinese cinematic year.   This Saturday, the first day of the Spring Festival/Chinese New Year (CNY), tens of millions of Chinese citizens will flock to cinemas nationwide in the start of the busiest moviegoing period on the Read More

Box Office China: ‘Passengers’ Takes ‘Rogue One’ For a Ride

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China’s chūnyùn (春运), the world’s largest human mass migration in which Chinese citizens will take an estimated 2.5 billion trips over the next 40 days, began in full force on Friday as college students finished midterm exams and headed home for the Lunar New Year. Read More

On Screen China: The Force Is Not Strong with ‘Rogue One’

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The Force isn’t strong in China. But hey, at least Disney has Marvel. Read More

‘The Mermaid,’ ‘Zootopia’ Top China’s $6.6 Billion 2016 Box Office

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A February film was the high point for China's 2016 box office, with Stephen Chow's "The Mermaid" outswimming Disney's "Zootopia" and two other Hollywood films to emerge as the year's winner. 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

On Screen China: ‘Tigers’ and ‘Tomorrow’ Look to Scale ‘The Great Wall’

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With the wide releases of both Jackie Chan’s "Railroad Tigers" and the romantic comedy "See You Tomorrow" dominating Chinese theaters this weekend, "The Great Wall" will lose more than half of its screens. Read More