Epic Budget, Epic Fail: Chinese Blockbuster ‘Asura’ Tanks

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China’s latest fantasy epic, “Asura,” claimed to be the most expensive domestic production to date — but it didn’t even last three days in cinemas. Read More

China’s Disaster Artist Lashes Out Over Bad Reviews

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In an open letter written in strong rhetoric reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution, the 39-year-old director defended his movie, “Pure Hearts: Into Chinese Showbiz,” and urged the China Film Bureau to crack down on “the gangster of internet reviews,” as he described Chinese movie review site Douban. Read More

Headlines from China: Will Alibaba Reacquire Stake in Momo?

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More than one year ago, Alibaba sold down stakes in Momo four times and lost its position as the second largest shareholder. Momo's live streaming business then unexpectedly took off last year and brought the company significant amount of revenue. Read More

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

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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

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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

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'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’

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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

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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

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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

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