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

China Box Office: ‘Pirates’ Storm Dragon Boat, ‘Dangal’ Eyes RMB 1 Billion Club

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The latest installment in Disney's aging Pirates of the Caribbean franchise discovered more booty on Chinese shores than it did at home this weekend, yet despite the strong performance, the Dragon Boat Festival box office failed to match last year's record-setting haul. Read More

Holiday Box Office: Dragon Boat Festival

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Unlike other public holidays which are reserved for domestic new releases, the three-day Dragon Boat Festival has become the dominion of Hollywood blockbusters. Read More

On Screen China: Hollywood Sci-Fi, Russian Superheroes No Match For India’s ‘Dangal’

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Facing a weak slate of new releases including Sony's Life and Russia's Guardians, Bollywood drama Dangal, already the highest-grossing Indian film ever in China, will continue its remarkable climb with a 2nd straight weekend victory to become the biggest non-Hollywood release of all-time. Read More

China Box Office: India’s ‘Dangal’ Crushes Hollywood Heavyweights

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Released on the same day as Disney/Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Aamir Khan wrestling drama needed just six days to overtake the superhero sequel at the daily box office, and more than doubled the Hollywood blockbuster's haul this weekend. Read More

China’s Online Cinema Ticketing Industry

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In 2013, only 3 out of every 10 tickets were bought online. In the first quarter of 2017, a staggering 8 out of 10 tickets sold in China came from online platforms. Read More