China Box Office: ‘Wu Kong’ Swings to Dominant Weekend Victory

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Despite tepid audience reaction, fantasy-action pic Wu Kong became the first local production in 165 days to win China's weekend box office crown. Read More

On Screen China: Back to (Monkey) Business as Usual as China Shuts Out Imports

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After a long box office drought for domestic films, action-adventure pic Wu Kong -- China's latest adaptation of the universally-adored Monkey King saga -- kicks off the summer blackout period and will become the first local production in 5 months to gross more than RMB 100 million ($15 million) on a single day. Read More

‘Journey to the West’ — A Chinese Epic for Western Eyes

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Will Western audiences fail to engage with a story that celebrates Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist values? Or instead, could it be that “Journey to the West” is based on the same underlying narrative as the typical Hollywood blockbuster? Read More