On Screen China: Tom Hanks Returns to China This Weekend with ‘Inferno’

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Starting last weekend and spanning all the way to the weekend of December 9, 11 Hollywood films are set for release, including director Ron Howard’s Inferno and DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls hitting Chinese screens this Friday, October 28. Read More

China Box Office: Statham Downs Cruise as ‘Mechanic’ Beats ‘Reacher’

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The star power and synchronous release date of Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back couldn’t contend with China’s affinity for action star Jason Statham. Read More

On Screen China: Can ‘Mechanic’ Take ‘Jack Reacher’ This Weekend?

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Beginning Friday, Hollywood will have a string of five straight weekends in which imported films receive a day-and-date release, the longest stretch ever in a market that often lags several months behind North American premieres. Read More

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