China Box Office: ‘Tarzan’ Swings to First Place, Jackie Chan’s ‘Skiptrace’ Could Lure Summer out of Doldrums

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Warner Bros.’ "The Legend of Tarzan" swung to first place with a RMB 46.8 million ($7.0 million) debut, a reign likely to be cut short by "Skiptrace," perhaps the only Chinese-language film with the potential to gross RMB 1 billion ($150 million) this summer. Read More

‘Tarzan’ Gets July China Release Date

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Warner Bros. "The Legend of Tarzan," a new version of the ape-man saga, will open in China on July 19, over two weeks after its US opening, the studio announced Monday. Read More

Chinese Celebrity and the Soft Power Machine

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In the first in a series of occasional guest Op-eds, China Film Insider brings you the voices of two academics in Britain who are recording milestones and studying trends in the growing world of Chinese moviemaking, Read More

Big in China: Western Celebrity Spreads via Social Media Campaigners FansTang

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The chasm between China’s social media ecosystem—now 650 million online and counting—and the Twitterverse enveloping the rest of the world is not simply cultural. Read More

Chinese Stars Promise to Behave, Or Else

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The latest twist in Xi Jinping’s vision of wholesome Chinese culture involves Chinese celebrities pledging their adherence to morally upstanding conduct. It would be difficult to imagine a similar scene in Hollywood, with, say, Jennifer Lawrence and Warner Brothers CEO Kenji Tsujihara proclaiming their intention to behave according to government directives. Yet that is exactly Read More