China Blamed for Slow Box Office Growth in 2016

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The box office in China, which had grown in double-digits since 2003, still set its own record with $6.6 billion in 2016, but grew overall only 3.7 percent. US and Canada took in $11.4 billion, up a mere two percent over 2015. In China, a total of 10 films reached RMB 1 billion or higher Read More

‘Moonlight’ to Screen at Beijing International Film Festival, Maybe More

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Even if it doesn’t secure a wide release, "Moonlight" will be coming to the Beijing International Film Festival in April, according to A24. Read More

Warner Bros. Opens New Office in Beijing

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The studio opened its first office in China in the 1930s. Read More

China Trademarks: So-So Vibrations

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The Boston-based hamburger chain Wahlburgers, founded by Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg and his brothers, recently announced plans to open three restaurants in China, with an ambitious goal of opening up to 100 restaurants in China over the next 10 years. Read More

Danish filmmaker Bille August to Chair Beijing Film Festival Competition Jury

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The Oscar-winning director has forged close ties with the Chinese film industry in recent years, opening a studio in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, and serving as a “culture consultant” for the city. Read More

326 Chinese Cinemas Punished for Box Office Fraud

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China’s media watchdog released a full list of the offending theaters alongside steep fines and suspensions related to the extent of their fraud. Read More

Serbian Director Emir Kusturica to Headline Beijing Film Festival ‘One Belt, One Road’ Section

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Maverick Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica will headline the “One Belt, One Road” section of the this year’s Beijing International Film Festival. Read More

Rowan Atkinson’s ‘Mr. Bean’ Cameo in ‘Funny Comedian’ Released

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In an idea that sounds about as gut-busting as its Chinglish title, Rowan Atkinson has Mr. Bean, two years after the character seemingly "died" in Mr. Bean: Funeral. Read More

Paramount’s $1 Billion Deal with Huahua, SFG Off: Report

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Fewer than two months after a planned investment was first announced, the deal is off, according to The New York Post, which cited sources on Sunday that referred to the potential cash infusion as "DOA [dead on arrival]" and "dead," respectively. Read More

Chinese-Korean Co-Pro Halted over THAAD Fallout

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A Chinese-Korean co-production starring actress Zhang Ziyi has become the latest casualty of China’s crackdown on all things South Korean as the fallout between the two countries over the THAAD anti-missile system continues. Read More