Imports Dominate June with 88% of Box Office, Push First Half of 2017 to New Heights

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After 2016's significant slowdown, the Chinese box office has gotten its mojo back this year, largely thanks to the performance of imported films, and once again looks headed toward double digit growth. Read More

Why China’s $250M is a Disaster For ‘Transformers’ and What It Means for Other Hollywood Franchises

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The projected $250 million finish for Transformers: The Last Knight in China may appear healthy in Paramount's books, but its significant decline from 2014's Age of Extinction signals a change in fortune not only for China's most lucrative franchise, but Hollywood franchises in general. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Transformers’ Fatigue Spreads to China

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Paramount executives and other investors aren't likely wringing their hands this week after Transformers: The Last Knight debuted in China with $120 million, but beneath those box office numbers lie some troubling signs suggesting Chinese moviegoers -- who have contributed an increasingly larger share to the franchise's global box office over the past decade -- are losing interest in Michael Bay's bombastic vision. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Alien’ Flatlines Ahead of ‘Transformers’ Bonanza

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Horror-hungry moviegoers flocked to a heavily-censored version of Alien: Covenant this weekend, but dwindling demand amidst disappointing word of mouth combined with an unfortunate release date will send Ridley Scott's film to an early exit. Read More

TCB in RMB: Great Wall Buys Gu Changwei’s Premiere Age

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Some big deals in film and television in our weekly wrap of China entertainment investment and M&A activity. Read More

Paramount to Issue Longer, China-Only ‘Transformers’ Cut?

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"Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth film in the series, appears to have an extra two minutes in its Chinese version. Read More

China Box Office: Why China Dug ‘The Mummy’

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The Tom Cruise-starrer debuted six feet under in North America, but a robust opening weekend performance at the overseas box office -- led by China with $50 million -- gives hope to Universal's planned "Dark Universe" on the international stage. 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

Paramount’s $1 Billion Deal with Huahua, SFG Off: Report

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Fewer than two months after a planned investment was first announced, the deal is off, according to The New York Post, which cited sources on Sunday that referred to the potential cash infusion as "DOA [dead on arrival]" and "dead," respectively. Read More

Huahua Media Signs Exclusive Deal for ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ in China

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Huahua Media has become an exclusive partner in China with Paramount Pictures for the roll-out of "Transformers:The Last Knight." Read More