Domestic Vs Import Box Office: Appearances Can Deceive

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Looking at the box office split between foreign and Chinese films this year, it’s easy to conclude China is a balanced market: imports lead slightly with a 52% market share through April 18. But huge imbalances lie behind those numbers. Read More

Hong Kong Action Star Donnie Yen Blacklists United Airlines

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Following the forced removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight and the accompanying internet outrage, Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen Ji-dan has stated publicly that he will never fly the US-based carrier again via his official Facebook account. Read More

Full ‘Furious,’ ‘Pirates’ Franchises to Be Shown at 7th Beijing International Film Festival

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The inclusion of the first four movies in Disney’s Pirates franchise is the surest sign yet that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will score a release in the world’s second-largest film market. Read More

‘Kong: Skull Island’ and ‘Logan’ Get China Releases; ‘Passengers’ Extended

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"Logan" (金刚狼3:殊死一战) will hit screens first on Friday, March 17, followed by "Kong: Skull Island" (金刚:骷髅岛), which is set for release a week later, on Friday, March 24. They follow "The Lego Batman Movie" and "A Dog’s Purpose," which both come out on March 3. Read More

China Box Office: Chinese Moviegoers Dead on ‘Arrival’

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General audiences in China gave a resounding thumbs-down to "Arrival," with social media declaring the film a plodding, incomprehensible mess. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Arrival’ Should Lead Sci-Fi-Packed Weekend

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Arrival will lead the first-ever Western sci-fi trifecta into a top-five weekend box office finish in China. Read More

Box Office China: ‘Passengers’ Takes ‘Rogue One’ For a Ride

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China’s chūnyùn (春运), the world’s largest human mass migration in which Chinese citizens will take an estimated 2.5 billion trips over the next 40 days, began in full force on Friday as college students finished midterm exams and headed home for the Lunar New Year. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Passengers’ Takes on ‘Rogue One’

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This weekend brings Sony’s Passengers, the sci-fi romance starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt that has struggled critically and commercially in North America since its release on December 21. Read More

January May Be a Great Month for Hollywood Movies in China

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For the first month of the year, normally the Chinese market serves as a dumping ground for foreign films that have bombed overseas and are bought, on the cheap, by local distributors looking to turn a modest profit. Read More

‘Rogue One’ Star Jiang Wen Attributes Hollywood’s Success to US Naval Superiority

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Actor, director, and producer Jiang Wen has taken the peculiar stance of declaring that Hollywood films are welcome internationally because of the size of the US Navy. Read More