Alibaba Pictures Invests in Hangzhou Cinema Company

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Alibaba Pictures is investing RMB 100 million (US$15.2 million) for an 80 percent stake in a cinema operator in its hometown of Hangzhou, as it takes on rival Dalian Wanda. Read More

Wanda to Partner with South Korea’s CJ CGV?

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Wanda Cinema Line, China’s biggest movie-theater operator, is in talks with CJ CGV, South Korea's largest movie theater chain, possibly with a view to partnering up in China. Read More

China Box Office: Crime Thriller Leads Muted Weekend, ‘Pets’ Slow, Steady

 /  Box Office  / 
‘The Secret Life of Pets‘ hit $49.2M but will likely fall short of the ‘Minions’ tally in 2015. Read More

China On Screen: A Domestic Showdown—Rom-Com Vs. Action-Comedy Sequel

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'When Larry Met Mary' kicks off with a strong promo tour, while 'For A Few Bullets' lacks its predecssor's star power Read More

Is Wanda Sabotaging Huayi’s ‘Rock Dog’s Box Office Chances?

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China’s film industry is abuzz with speculation that the most expensive Sino-U.S. animated feature to date may struggle to reach the Chinese market, lessening its chances of success overseas. Read More

Wanda, Dolby Grow State-of-the-Art Theaters, Eye Productions

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Wanda Cinema Line and Dolby Cinema will also collaborate on movie production in China. Read More

Legal Roundup: Government to Pay Theaters for Screening Domestic Films

 /  Legal  / 
Imported movies accounted for 38.4% of 2015's total revenues, down from 45.5% in 2014. Read More

What the Wanda-Legendary Deal Might Mean for Hollywood

 /  Opinion  / 
The acquisition could teach China's richest man how to make movies that will help his core business stay afloat. Read More

That’s a Wrap: 2015’s Top China Film Stories and Trends

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The China Film Insider team wishes you a happy 2016. Thank you for reading and for sharing our work with your friends and colleagues as we continue to grow in the new year. — Jonathan Landreth, Sky Canaves, Pang-chieh Ho, and Jonathan Papish. The box-office booms. Again. China’s box office revenues grew at a blistering Read More