‘Mulan’ Earnings Disappoint in First Weekend of China Box Office

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"Mulan" took in only $23.2 million by the end of its first weekend, according to industry watcher Maoyan.com (link in Chinese), far less than analysts expected. The results bring the film’s total international box office to $37.6 million, Disney said. Read More

Chinese Box Office Takings Dip By 5% In The First 5 Months of 2019

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Box offices around China took in 26.97 billion yuan ($3.9 billion) in the first five months of the year, down from 28.43 billion yuan for the same period in 2018.The fall was largely due to a poor first-quarter performance when takings dropped 8% year-on-year. Read More

Making Films that Chinese Audiences Want to See

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Understanding the nuances of Chinese culture and people can make or break a movie. Read More

Headlines From China: ‘Buddy Love’ The Key To Winning Box Office In China

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“Buddy Love,” a screenwriting technique first mentioned in screenwriter Blake Snyder’s book Save The Cat, has been seen employed in many top-grossing Chinese films, most recently, Detective Chinatown 2 and Operation Red Sea. Read More

Headlines From China: This Company Wins Big This Chinese New Year Film Season

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Being the co-producer of all three of the highest-grossing films, Detective Chinatown 2, Monster Hunt 2 and Operation Red Sea,HG Entertainment, a subsidiary of Hengdian Group, has certainly profited from the box office success. Read More

Headlines From China: Monkey King No Longer A Marketable IP?

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Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels and its characters have long been a favorite among Chinese audiences and there is at least one film adaptation released every Chinese New Year. Read More

Headlines From China: ‘Detective Chinatown 2’ Defeats “Monster Hunt 2” On Day 3 Of Chinese New Year

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The first three days of Chinese New Year saw box office earnings reach an accumulated 3.21 billion yuan ($501 million) with the weekend box office earnings totaling at over 500 million, breaking the record for highest weekend box office in a single market. Read More

First Day of Chinese New Year Is a Box-Office Winner

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The Year of the Dog may turn out to be a howling success for China’s movie industry. Read More

Headlines From China: Slow Box Office Before Chinese New Year

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Neither Huge Jackman’s The Greatest Showman, nor high-budget Chinese film Till the End of the World can save the pre-Chinese New Year box office in China. Read More

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