Headlines from China: Will This Smart Cinema App Give China Box Office A Big Push?

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Today, a new app called Smart Cinema is released in China. Using 2K technologies, the app allows users to purchase tickets to watch films that are currently in theater on their phone. The ticket sales will be counted as theatrical box office. Read More

In China, Peppa Pig Is a Street Couture Icon

 /  News  / 
Chinese audiences have loved Peppa Pig, a British cartoon character with a face shaped like a hair dryer, since the animated series first screened in the country in late 2015. But it’s not just children who are swooning over the swine. Read More

Headlines from China: Here is Why ‘Coco’ Performed Poorly on Its Opening Day in China

 /  Headlines From China  / 
'Coco,' Pixar's latest animated movie, opened in China on November 24 and grossed only $1.9 million. Then the next day, its ticket sales jumped 270% to $7.1 million. Read More

Headlines from China: Andy Lau Expressed His Interest in Playing in ‘Wolf Warriors 3’

 /  Headlines From China  / 
In a recent interview, Hong Kong movie star Andy Lau talked about his upcoming movie ‘The Adventurers’, his previous hit movie ‘Infernal Affairs’, and the Chinese film market. Read More

With IPO Plans, China’s Hipster Movie Review Site Turns Pragmatic

 /  News  / 
A leaked internal email that the company's founder and CEO, Yang Bo, sent to his employees called for the company to make a 'pragmatic' pivot. Read More

Headlines from China: Netflix to Produce First Chinese Language Original Series

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Netflix announced its first Chinese language original series: an eight-episode jailbreak thriller called Bardo that will be directed by Taiwanese filmmaker Sam Quah. Read More

The Time for Paid Content in China is Now: Douban Time Goes Live

 /  News  / 
Douban is the latest player in the emerging paid content market in China, which WeChat looks to be joining soon as well. Read More

Commentator Tells Online Critics to Go Easy on Homegrown Cinema

 /  News  / 
An article published on the mobile platform of People’s Daily on Wednesday attracted ridicule for claiming that “irresponsible” low online ratings and negative comments were damaging trust in the domestic film industry. Read More

Chinese Review Website Douban Forms Film Production Company

 /  News  / 
Douban, China’s most active and influential media review website, is moving into film production. Read More

China Box Office: Crime Thriller ‘Cold War 2’ First Local No. 1 in Two Months

 /  Box Office  / 
Despite speculation about dissolution of foreign film import cap, four of the top five spots this weekend belonged to Chinese-language films Read More