Film Review: ‘Extraordinary Mission’ Shows New Possibilities For Modern Action

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'Extraordinary Mission' is an extraordinarily lush feat of production, presenting an acutely visualized widescreen world with the urgent velocity of a film that its makers feel has to cram in every last bit. In our current fallen world of big-screen action, it’s a syllabus for possibilities that remain. 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

Jason Statham Linked to New China Crime Movie

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Plans for "Demon Hunter" were unveiled in Beijing on Thursday at an event attended by Chinese film officials and police representatives as well as the project’s director JJ Perry and producer Bill Borden. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Kong’ Sees That Your Grave Is Swept Clean

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Three local productions were given wide releases, yet only one – the crime thriller, 'The Devotion of Suspect X' – managed to challenge 'Kong: Skull Island'’s reign atop the box office charts, and even that was short-lived.' Kong' continued its climb to ever new heights on its quest to become the year’s highest-grossing import, and has now earned RMB 964 million ($139.8 million). Read More

China Box Office: ‘Kong’ Still Rules Jungle

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For the first time in fifty days, Hollywood imports lost hold of the daily box office crown as local crime thriller The Devotion of Suspect X debuted in first place on Friday. Yet Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island quickly re-established its dominance on Saturday, and looks to enjoy an easy holiday victory when the three-day Qingming or Tomb Sweeping Festival ends on Tuesday. Read More