China Box Office: First Place For ‘Beauty’ Still Less Than Best

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With typical press-release hype, the studio has trumpeted Beauty and the Beast’s China debut as the “biggest ever Disney Live Action opening weekend of all-time,” but that would seem to forget that last April, The Jungle Book opened to $50.3 million in China, nearly $10 million more. So, make that "second-biggest ever." Read More

‘Dunkirk’ Probably Won’t Be Cut by Chinese Censors Thanks to Harry Styles

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Nolan’s epic war thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold got an official MPAA rating of PG-13 Thursday. Read More

China Shows It Knows about Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Gay Moment

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China’s media watchdog has been busy chopping away at shots and scenes it doesn’t like recently, taking the scissors to seven minutes of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and 14 minutes of Logan. Read More

China Box Office: Dog Bites Wolverine

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A Dog’s Purpose became the first Hollywood import since last year’s breakout, Zootopia to improve upon its opening weekend earnings the second time around. Boosted by strong word-of-mouth, it's Chinese Box Office will surpass its North American total ($61.8 million), making it the third Hollywood film in the past month, following xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter to claim such a distinction. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Genius’ and ‘Final Fantasy’ Pose No Threat to Reigning Blockbusters

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Eight new releases — six domestic and two imported “buy-out” films — feebly enter Chinese cinemas this weekend, with only 'Genius,' starring Jude Law as eccentric author Thomas Wolfe, and 'Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV' securing enough showtimes to make their limited presence felt at the box office. Read More

R-Rated Films In China

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R-rated Hollywood films have a long history in China, dating to 1995, when True Lies entered the country as the second-ever revenue-sharing import. Surprisingly, most R-rated films released there in the 22 years since have managed to squeak past the censors intact: some 21 of the 36 films on this list were shown to Chinese audiences uncensored. Read More

China Box Office: Eight Is Hollywood’s Lucky Number

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Eight Hollywood imports occupied the top eight spots at this weekend’s Chinese box office, a first for a notoriously protective movie industry that recently adopted further measures to ensure that domestic films receive two-thirds of a cinema’s annual screening allotment. Read More

‘Ghost In The Shell’ Passes Chinese Censors

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The live-action remake of the of the 1995 Japanese anime classic hits screens in North America on 31 March, but it's unclear if it will get a coveted day-an-date release in China. Read More

‘Logan’ Becomes First Film In China Affected By New Law

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The producers of "Logan" have been instructed that all online and offline point of sales for the film should prominently include the warning “Elementary school students and pre-school children must be accompanied by parents or guardians." Read More

China Censors Take Wolverine Claws to ‘Logan,’ Slice 14 Minutes Off Runtime

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Censors have cut 14 minutes from the film's 137-minute US runtime, citing violence and perhaps also the "brief nudity" cited in the Motion Picture Association of America's own R-rating. Read More