Salman Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ to Release in China June 25, Features Zhu Zhu

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Indian films and Chinese films shot in India continue to be a growing trend in China, although India's media remains more excited about the whole thing than Chinese audiences. Read More

China Box Office: Smurfs Come Up Short, F8 Remains #1

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Despite dropping nearly 75% from its opening weekend, 'The Fate of the Furious' lapped a weak field to race closer to the record established by its predecessor for highest-grossing import of all-time. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Furious’ Decelerates; ‘Smurfs’ Through Rose-Tinted Glasses

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Demand for 'Furious 8' may already be waning after its historic opening weekend. The culprit isn’t negative word of mouth, nor is it the typical frontloading caused by rabid fans snapping up cheap seats on opening weekend; rather, the fate of 'The Fate of the Furious' is tied directly to a fundamental issue in the Chinese film market: screen allotment. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Furious 8’ Paves New Roads

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In three days of release, The Fate of the Furious became the highest-grossing Hollywood film of 2017, toppling several all-time box office records, and cementing the series’ unrivaled popularity in China. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Set To Peel Out

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For North American observers struggling to comprehend the success of 'The Fast and the Furious' franchise in the world’s second largest film market, the best comparison might be 'Star Wars.' Not just from a box office perspective, but also in terms of nostalgia: China’s younger (male) moviegoers have grown up with the series and the stars, and to a large extent they consider 'The Fast and the Furious' theirs. Read More

More Hollywood Movies Destined for China Cinemas ‘Likely’: Report

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Just as China has been using restrictions on South Korean entertainment imports as a stick to express its displeasure over that country's preparations to deploy an American defensive missile system, permitting more Hollywood films to be imported on a revenue-sharing basis would be an easily-deployed carrot to offer the United States, as the two sides seek to improve commercial ties after their presidents met in the US last week. Read More

Beijing International Film Festival Announces Competition Films, Jury Members

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Joining actor Jean Reno (The Crimson Rivers), director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), and jury head Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror) are Chinese actress Jiang Wenli (Farewell My Concubine), Romanian director Radu Jude (Scarred Hearts), Hong Kong director (The Illegal Immigrant), and producer Paolo del Brocco (Fire at Sea). 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

Only Five Foreign Films Set for China in April, but They’re Big

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April's imported films in China include French-Canadian animation "Snowstorm!," "Ghost In The Shell," "The Fate of the Furious," "Smurfs: The Lost Village," and Russian commie superhero blockbuster "Guardians." Read More

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Set to Shoot ‘Skyscraper’ in China in August

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Dwayne Johnson will star in "Skyscraper," which the actor declared will start shooting in August for a July 13, 2018 North American release, to be produced by Universal Studios and Dalian Wanda Group-owned Legendary Pictures. Read More