China Box Office: ‘Kong’-dom Come

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'Kong: Skull Island''s RMB 470 million opening weekend made for the second biggest Hollywood opening this year, behind only 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' (RMB 636 million; $92.7 million), and 18% higher than its strong $61 million North American opening weekend—numbers that allow the film’s Chinese funders, Wanda (who own Legendary Pictures) and Tencent to pound their chests. While Kong may appear outwardly to extend Hollywood’s dominance over the Chinese box office, the participation of Wanda and Tencent really make it a victory for the home team as well. Read More

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Set to Shoot ‘Skyscraper’ in China in August

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Dwayne Johnson will star in "Skyscraper," which the actor declared will start shooting in August for a July 13, 2018 North American release, to be produced by Universal Studios and Dalian Wanda Group-owned Legendary Pictures. Read More

Film Review: ‘The Great Wall’ is The Best of Zhang, The Worst of Zhang

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  The Great Wall (2016), story by Max Brooks, Edward Zwick & Marshall Hershkovitz; screenplay by Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy; directed by Zhang Yimou Distributed by Universal Pictures (cinemas here) Grade: B+ The first coproduction between China and the US directed by an A-list auteur from either country, Zhang Yimou’s The Great Read More

See All the Trailers for Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Great Wall’

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US audiences will have to wait until February 17, 2017 to see Matt Damon's turn in director Zhang Yimou's "The Great Wall," but Chinese audiences will get their first look next week. Read More

Chinese Actress Jing Tian Joins ‘Pacific Rim 2’

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Chinese actress Jing Tian (景甜) has joined the cast of Legendary Pictures' "Pacific Rim" sequel. Read More

Wanda Qingdao Studio to Begin Partial Operations This Year

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Wanda Group will open parts of what is set to be the world’s biggest movie studio this year, with some local media reports saying it could be as early as the end of September. Read More