Salman Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ to Release in China June 25, Features Zhu Zhu

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Indian films and Chinese films shot in India continue to be a growing trend in China, although India's media remains more excited about the whole thing than Chinese audiences. 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

Beijing International Film Festival: Aamir Khan to Promote New Film, Korean Exclusion Not Political

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One of Bollywood's biggest stars is on his way to China to promote his new film, and a Chinese film official has stated that the absence of Korean titles at the Beijing International Film Festival is "not political." Read More

V-Day Box Office: La La, xXx Win ♥♥♥, Earn $$$

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xXx and La La Land benefit from a Valentine’s Day box office boom. Chinese moviegoers got in the holiday spirit, pre-booking seats for a Valentine’s Day screening of La La Land in Beijing. (Courtesy Weibo) Date-night at Chinese cineplexes propelled the box office on Valentine’s Day to an estimated RMB 384 million ($55.9 million) in ticket Read More

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: ‘Buddies’ Out of Control in ‘India’

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‘Buddies’ Out of Control in ‘India’ Buddies in India (2017), written and directed by Wang Baoqiang. Distributed by ChinaLion, opened in the U.S. January 27, 2017 (cinemas here). Grade: C+ A bromance with a hollow message, combined with a whirlwind of wuxia action, road comedy, Bollywood musical, and a half-baked primer on classical monkey-god mythology, Read More

‘Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back’ Sets Records

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The sequel sets a new single-day mark and looks like it’s going higher. Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back exploded at the Chinese box office on Saturday, the first day of the week-long Lunar New Year Holiday, it scored a single-day record for local language films with RMB 345 million (US$50.2 million) in 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