Three Hollywood Films including ‘Furious’ Score China Release Dates

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The Fate of the Furious (速度与激情8), the eighth film in the Fast and Furious franchise, will open in China on Friday, April 14, in a day-and-date release with North America. Read More

Recon Buys Majority Stake in Millennium Films for US$100 Million

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The announcement ends rumors that a deal for that amount was being negotiated, although initial speculation indicated that price was more likely for a complete buy-out of Los Angeles-based Millennium. Read More

Goodbye Hollywood? ‘Meg’ Star Li Bingbing Sells LA Home for $3M

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It seems a curious time for China star Li Bingbing to sell her home in Los Angeles, for a cool US$3 million. Read More

China Box Office: Statham Downs Cruise as ‘Mechanic’ Beats ‘Reacher’

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The star power and synchronous release date of Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back couldn’t contend with China’s affinity for action star Jason Statham. Read More

On Screen China: Can ‘Mechanic’ Take ‘Jack Reacher’ This Weekend?

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Beginning Friday, Hollywood will have a string of five straight weekends in which imported films receive a day-and-date release, the longest stretch ever in a market that often lags several months behind North American premieres. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Mekong’ Still Tops Spielberg’s ‘BFG’

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China’s stagnating film market returned to icy waters this week as Disney’s The BFG failed to enthrall Chinese moviegoers. Read More

Shark Thriller ‘Meg’ Will Bite China in 2018 Before Rest of World

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The Jason Statham/Li Bingbing vehicle will debut for Chinese New Year audiences a full two weeks before it attacks the rest of the world in early 2018. Read More

Statham vs. Cruise: ‘The Mechanic’ Gets Same China Release Date as ‘Jack Reacher 2’

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American action thriller film "The Mechanic 2: Resurrection" just nabbed a China cinematic release for October 21 – the same date as rival action flick "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back." Read More

On Screen China: Gauging the Chinese Appetite for ‘The Hunger Games’

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After Spectre’s $49 million debut last weekend, bolstered by Sony’s marketing bonanza, another major Hollywood release, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, opens in Chinese cinemas on Friday, the latest in a wave of revenue-sharing imports to land in China in what netizens are jokingly calling “Hollywood’s unofficial protection period.” Both Spectre and Liongate's Mockingjay will not screen unchallenged, going up against Our Times an import from Taiwan that’s generating considerable buzz. Read More