China’s Lunar New Year Moviegoing Record — How’s That Foam Taste?

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The week-long Chinese New Year moviegoing period ended with a record RMB 3.38 billion (US$492.4 million) in ticket sales this year according to official data — a 9.5 percent increase over last year’s record haul — but a close inspection of the numbers reveals the growth to be something short of robust. Read More

China Raises India Film Quota after ‘Buddies,’ ‘Yoga’

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Looks like Wang Baoqiang and Jackie Chan are China’s new cinematic ambassadors to India.  The box office performance of two Chinese films set in India has led to China’s film regulators granting the world’s second most populous nation two more titles in the annual 34-movie import quota in the world’s second-largest cinema market. With Wang Read More

China Box Office: A Record Set, A Scandal Brews, and Accounting Rules Change

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After three chaotic days of five wide-release Chinese New Year (CNY) films jockeying for the hearts and wallets of Chinese moviegoers, a clearer picture of the holiday’s box office winners and losers has begun to emerge. Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back (西游伏妖篇) Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back (西游伏妖篇), a Read More

Film Review: More ‘Kung Fu’ Than ‘Yoga’ in Jackie Chan’s Chinese New Year Gift

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More ‘Kung Fu‘ Than ‘Yoga‘ in Jackie Chan’s Chinese New Year Gift Kung Fu Yoga (2017), written and directed by Stanley Tong Distributed by WellGo USA, opens in the US January 27, 2017 (cinemas here). Grade: B A scenic, fast-moving treasure hunt spanning China, Tibet, Dubai, and India, Jackie Chan’s latest action-comedy reunites him with Read More

Film Review: Jackie Chan Throws Back and Rolls Ahead in ‘Railroad Tigers’

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Surrounded by a crew played by so-called Little Fresh Meat actors along with his 34-year-old son, Jaycee, Chan winningly reprises the loose-limbed, high-spirited vibe of the Hong Kong "Lucky Stars" comedies of the ‘80s with charm if not a memorably balletic central performance. Read More

China Box Office: ‘The Great Wall’ Adds $26.5 Million in Second Weekend

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As predicted, the new releases took the top two spots at the weekend box office, pushing last weekend’s victor "The Great Wall" to a third place finish with RMB 184 million ($26.5 million). Read More

On Screen China: ‘Tigers’ and ‘Tomorrow’ Look to Scale ‘The Great Wall’

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With the wide releases of both Jackie Chan’s "Railroad Tigers" and the romantic comedy "See You Tomorrow" dominating Chinese theaters this weekend, "The Great Wall" will lose more than half of its screens. Read More

How ‘Little Fresh Meats’ Are Winning China Over

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The phrase “little fresh meat” has been around now for several years and refers to someone who is athletic, young, and handsome. Read More

‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ 3D China Release Pushed to 2017

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to Chinese theaters in a 3D re-release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day has been pushed back due to a crowded late 2016 slot and a lengthy conversion process. Read More

Jackie Chan Receives Lifetime Achievement Oscar

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Jackie Chan received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, making him the first Chinese actor to receive the award. Read More