Why the Curtain Is Falling on Chinese Investment in Hollywood

 /  Opinion  / 
Chinese investors are likely to continue eyeing up overseas motion picture projects — except this time, they’ll have more seasoned perspectives. Read More

10 Highest Paid Chinese Film Stars Are All Men

 /  News  / 
It’s no surprise that Jackie Chan tops the list this year and earns an average of 80 million yuan per film. What is surprising, however, is that the first woman enters the list at number 14. Read More

10 Most Powerful Filmmakers Scoring at the Chinese Box Office

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Chow tops rankings in a survey of film industry news critics on WeChat. Read More

The Top 10 Male Chinese Actors You Need to Know

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
From Andy Lau ("The Great Wall") to Kris Wu ("Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"), here is a list of 10 Chinese actors you need to know. Read More

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

 /  Reviews  / 
  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

Chinese Pop Culture Primer: What You Need to Know about TFBoys, China’s Most Popular “Fresh Meat”

 /  People  / 
Who are the TFBoys? What's so special about them? For a bunch of kids who aren't even 18, TFBoys are everywhere. Read More

2016 Sets Record for Co-Production Permits in China

 /  News  / 
China film officials approved a record number of co-production permits in 2016. China’s State Administration of Press and Publications, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) issued an all-time high number of co-production permits in 2016, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. The majority of the 89 permits were for productions from Hong Kong, with 54, Read More

China Box Office: First Weekend of New Year Not So Happy

 /  Box Office  / 
Ticket receipts across the three-day New Year’s Holiday (元旦节) from Saturday through Monday totaled RMB 662 million (US$95 million), a 22 percent decrease from 2016’s record-breaking haul of RMB 849 million ($130 million). Read More

Commentator Tells Online Critics to Go Easy on Homegrown Cinema

 /  News  / 
An article published on the mobile platform of People’s Daily on Wednesday attracted ridicule for claiming that “irresponsible” low online ratings and negative comments were damaging trust in the domestic film industry. Read More

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

 /  Box Office  / 
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