Dangal: China’s Leggiest Film Ever

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On Friday May 5, the Indian wrestling drama Dangal debuted with little fanfare on Chinese screens, grossing just RMB 14.6 million ($2.1 million) against Disney/Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's RMB 100 million ($14.7 million). Yet from that point forward, the two films would take completely opposite box office trajectories. Read More

China Box Office: Dog Bites Wolverine

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A Dog’s Purpose became the first Hollywood import since last year’s breakout, Zootopia to improve upon its opening weekend earnings the second time around. Boosted by strong word-of-mouth, it's Chinese Box Office will surpass its North American total ($61.8 million), making it the third Hollywood film in the past month, following xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter to claim such a distinction. Read More

China Box Office: Eight Is Hollywood’s Lucky Number

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Eight Hollywood imports occupied the top eight spots at this weekend’s Chinese box office, a first for a notoriously protective movie industry that recently adopted further measures to ensure that domestic films receive two-thirds of a cinema’s annual screening allotment. Read More

French-Canadian Animation ‘Snowstorm!’ Gets China Release

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"Snowstorm!," a 3D animated take on "The Dog Who Stopped The War" ("La Guerre des Tuques"), the much-loved Quebec kids’ film directed by André Mélançon, will open in China on April 1. Read More

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

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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

China Box Office: First Weekend of New Year Not So Happy

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Ticket receipts across the three-day New Year’s Holiday (元旦节) from Saturday through Monday totaled RMB 662 million (US$95 million), a 22 percent decrease from 2016’s record-breaking haul of RMB 849 million ($130 million). Read More

CFI’s Top Five China Film Stories for 2016

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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: ‘Your Name’ Says ‘What’s My Name’ for Second Week

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Sometime next weekend, "Your Name" will become the highest-grossing Japanese film ever in China, surpassing "Stand By Me Doraemon" (RMB 530 million). Read More

Universal Pictures’ ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ to Get August China Release?

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Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures' "The Secret Life of Pets" is expected to be released to China in August 2, a little under a month after its North American release. Read More

Netizens Slam Animated ‘Knock-Off’ of Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

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In 2015, Disney reportedly sued the director of a Chinese animated movie that it felt looked a lot like ‘Cars.’ Read More