China Box Office: ‘Apes’ Prevail Again on Slow Pre-Holiday Weekend

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20th Century Fox's 'War for the Planet of the Apes' held off newcomer 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' as the weekend box office cooled off ahead of a historic National Day holiday onslaught. Read More

Doing Business in China: Film Importers Find Lucrative Seat in China Box Office

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China’s history as the land of big bureaucracy, coupled with cultural sensitivities, have led many to believe the import process for movies and TV shows is quite arcane and convoluted when it’s actually relatively simple. Read More

Holiday Box Office: May Day

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China's May Day or Labour Day public holiday is one of the busiest three-day moviegoing periods of the year. As with most holidays, it's reserved for domestic films. Read More

China Box Office: Smurfs Come Up Short, F8 Remains #1

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Despite dropping nearly 75% from its opening weekend, 'The Fate of the Furious' lapped a weak field to race closer to the record established by its predecessor for highest-grossing import of all-time. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Furious’ Decelerates; ‘Smurfs’ Through Rose-Tinted Glasses

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Demand for 'Furious 8' may already be waning after its historic opening weekend. The culprit isn’t negative word of mouth, nor is it the typical frontloading caused by rabid fans snapping up cheap seats on opening weekend; rather, the fate of 'The Fate of the Furious' is tied directly to a fundamental issue in the Chinese film market: screen allotment. Read More

Domestic Vs Import Box Office: Appearances Can Deceive

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Looking at the box office split between foreign and Chinese films this year, it’s easy to conclude China is a balanced market: imports lead slightly with a 52% market share through April 18. But huge imbalances lie behind those numbers. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Furious 8’ Paves New Roads

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In three days of release, The Fate of the Furious became the highest-grossing Hollywood film of 2017, toppling several all-time box office records, and cementing the series’ unrivaled popularity in China. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Set To Peel Out

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For North American observers struggling to comprehend the success of 'The Fast and the Furious' franchise in the world’s second largest film market, the best comparison might be 'Star Wars.' Not just from a box office perspective, but also in terms of nostalgia: China’s younger (male) moviegoers have grown up with the series and the stars, and to a large extent they consider 'The Fast and the Furious' theirs. Read More

Bucks For Your Bang: Who Are China’s Top Grossing Foreign Action Stars?

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Chinese audiences go for the macho laowai, with some added comedy and soulfulness in the mix. Ability to look good while driving high-speed vehicles is obviously a plus. Read More

On Screen China: A Chinese ‘Ghost’ Story

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Weying’s participation won’t boost 'Ghost'’s Chinese box office even close to the heights achieved by 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,' nor will it push it into the red for Paramount; however, an opening weekend near RMB 200 million ($~30 million) and a final gross in the RMB 350-400 million range ($~55 million) will represent another victory for Weying and should get other studios outside of Paramount lining up to cooperate with the company. Read More