China to Movie Theaters: We’ll Pay You to Show More Chinese Films

 /  Opinion  / 
Starting January 1, 2018, Chinese movie theaters will receive financial rewards for showing more Chinese films. The bottom line is clear: the Chinese government wants fewer foreign films in its marketplace, not more. Read More

Hollywood, China, and Big Data

 /  Opinion  / 
China will only become more sophisticated in its collection and use of big data and companies going into China will need to keep pace or else they’ll just be rolling the dice. At least in the film business, the stakes are too high to accept those odds. Read More

Film as Soft Power and Hard Currency: The Sino-Hollywood Courtship

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
The old global hierarchies of developed and developing countries have been destabilized as emerging powers such as China compete with the reigning power, the United States, for global influence, and the European Union struggles to keep it together. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Pirates’ Storm Dragon Boat, ‘Dangal’ Eyes RMB 1 Billion Club

 /  Box Office  / 
The latest installment in Disney's aging Pirates of the Caribbean franchise discovered more booty on Chinese shores than it did at home this weekend, yet despite the strong performance, the Dragon Boat Festival box office failed to match last year's record-setting haul. Read More

Holiday Box Office: Dragon Boat Festival

 /  Box Office  / 
Unlike other public holidays which are reserved for domestic new releases, the three-day Dragon Boat Festival has become the dominion of Hollywood blockbusters. Read More

Big In China: Movies That Earn More RMB Than US$

 /  Infographics  / 
Twenty films have now found greater success in the world’s second largest film market than at home in the US. Read More

‘The Mermaid,’ ‘Zootopia’ Top China’s $6.6 Billion 2016 Box Office

 /  Box Office  / 
A February film was the high point for China's 2016 box office, with Stephen Chow's "The Mermaid" outswimming Disney's "Zootopia" and two other Hollywood films to emerge as the year's winner. Read More

CFI’s Top Five China Film Stories for 2016

 /  News  / 
The relationship between China and Hollywood received more attention in 2016 than ever before, for both bad and good reasons. China's box office experienced its first slowdown in years, at a time when interest in the market has never been greater. Read More

China Box Office: ‘The Great Wall’ Adds $26.5 Million in Second Weekend

 /  Box Office  / 
As predicted, the new releases took the top two spots at the weekend box office, pushing last weekend’s victor "The Great Wall" to a third place finish with RMB 184 million ($26.5 million). 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