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: ‘Chinese Odyssey Part 3’ Crosses $50 Million

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Holdovers from last week’s Mid-Autumn Festival retained their grasp on China’s box office this weekend, clipping the wings of Warner Bros’ day-and-date animation "Storks." 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

Seven Trends Shaping The Chinese Film Industry

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Revenue generated by China’s film industry will reach RMB 200 billion (US$30 billion) by 2020, with both box office revenue and number of movie-goers surpassing that of North America, says a new report by professional services firm Deloitte. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Line Walker’ Tops Again, Followed by ‘Happy Dad’

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The big-screen adaptation of TVB’s production Line Walker repeated in the top spot for a second weekend as China’s anemic summer box office slipped to its lowest weekend total since mid-June. Read More

China Box Office Slumping, Official Numbers Show

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Box office takings in the world’s second-largest film market fell for the first time in half a decade, official figures released this week show. Read More

China’s Film Industry Online, Part I

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China’s theatrical box office market may be huge but the ancillary revenues (i.e. non-box office) are still relatively small in China. This is the first in a series of posts on developments in China’s digital ancillaries in a lead-up to the US-China Film Summit, which I will be attending along with a number of other lawyers from Read More