Curtain Falls on Paramount-Huahua $1 Billion Film Tie-Up

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Paramount Pictures said it has terminated its $1 billion film-financing deal with Chinese partner Huahua Media, ending half a year of uncertainty after reports first emerged that the tie-up had run into trouble due to a Beijing crackdown on such investment. Read More

Headlines from China: How Did Ghosts Disappear from Chinese Films?

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If you go to a movie theater in China to see a so-called "Ghost Movie," most likely, you will see humans pretending to be ghosts or paranoid people worrying about ghosts. So how did ghosts disappear from Chinese films? Read More

TCB In RMB: Paramount, Short Films, Streaming Music, Celebrity Investment

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Thursday, the Shenzhen Exchange wrote to Shanxi Meijin Energy, inquiring about a joint fund it had announced that included a $100 million investment from superstar actor Chen Kun. The letter expressed concern over Chen’s inexperience in professional investment institutions, as well as his apparent unfamiliarity with the areas in which the fund was targeted to invest. Read More

On Screen China: A Chinese ‘Ghost’ Story

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Weying’s participation won’t boost 'Ghost'’s Chinese box office even close to the heights achieved by 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,' nor will it push it into the red for Paramount; however, an opening weekend near RMB 200 million ($~30 million) and a final gross in the RMB 350-400 million range ($~55 million) will represent another victory for Weying and should get other studios outside of Paramount lining up to cooperate with the company. Read More

How Much Have The Hollywood Studios Earned In China?

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Disney easily leads all Hollywood studios in China largely thanks to the success of its Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More

How Many Import Slots Does Each Studio Get?

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Many casual observers of the Chinese film industry and even some working within it believe quota spots are given out evenly amongst Hollywood studios, yet data shows that a studio’s output in China can vary widely from year-to-year. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Star Trek’ Goes ‘Beyond’ for a Second Week

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Imported films from four different countries took the top seven spots at China’s box office this weekend. Read More

China On Screen: Paramount ‘Trek’ Promo Campaign Reaches for the Stars

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Enlisting popular TV personalities as galactic ambassadors for the film, 'Star Trek Beyond' should be able to gross $105 M, more than twice the total of its franchise predecessor. Read More

China Box Office: Crime Thriller ‘Cold War 2’ First Local No. 1 in Two Months

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Despite speculation about dissolution of foreign film import cap, four of the top five spots this weekend belonged to Chinese-language films Read More

20th Century Fox Signs Streaming Deal With Baidu’s iQIYI

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Chinese video streaming service iQIYI has signed a multiyear film output agreement with 20th Century Fox to give its 10 million paid subscribers on-demand access to the Hollywood studio’s theatrical releases. The agreement will see Fox films such as The Martian, The Revenant,  The Peanuts Movie and other recent major theatrical releases streamed in China Read More