On Screen China: ‘Mermaid’ Makes Billion-Yuan Splash in Just 4 Days

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After just four days in theaters, "The Mermaid" has grossed an estimated RMB 1 billion ($152.4 million), the biggest four-day start on record. Read More

China Box Office: Homegrown Hits Set Single-Day Record, ‘Panda’ Hibernates

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Weekend ticket sales nosedived as families stayed home for Lunar New Year festivities, but gave way to a record-setting Monday of holiday moviegoing. Read More

On Screen China: A Week for ‘Monkey’ Business

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Box office records are likely to be smashed during the Chinese New Year “Golden Week” holiday by three homegrown films with blockbuster potential: The Mermaid, From Vegas To Macau III, and The Monkey King 2. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ No. 1, But for How Long?

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It’s unclear who made the decision to release Kung Fu Panda 3 into the doldrums right before a holiday, but the decision could be a costly one. Read More

On Screen China: Let the Bear Hug Commence—‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

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China Film Insider takes a look at several key metrics that will affect how this heavyweight U.S.-China co-production will perform. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Panda’ Preview a Warm Spot in Cold Weekend at the Box Office

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Cold weather decimated movie ticket sales in the world’s No. 1 and 2 markets over the weekend, as Winter Storm Jonas buried the U.S. East Coast in record-breaking snowfall, shutting down cinemas in many key markets, and a nationwide cold snap in China plunged temperatures to 30-year lows, compelling would-be moviegoers to huddle instead around Read More

On Screen China: A Tough ‘Walk’ Between the Force and the Panda

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The coming weekend at the Chinese box office is shaping up to be a veritable dumping ground of middling films dubbed by the Chinese press as “cannon fodder” (炮灰 pàohuī), films that are being pushed out between the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens two weeks ago and the much anticipated January 29 wide Read More

On Screen China: A Bearish Weekend for the Force

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After nine days in cinemas, The Force Awakens grossed $96.2 million, its final tally now likely to be more in line with that of Terminator: Genisys than with Jurassic World. Read More

On Screen China: New Releases Hope to Capture Some of the Force at the Box-Office

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Thanks to an unenthusiastic reception from mainland audiences for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, several new releases — both imported and local — have the opportunity this weekend to sweep into theaters and grab a larger share of the market than previously anticipated. The Last Witch Hunter (最后的巫师猎人) – Friday, January 15 Distributor: China Film Read More

On Screen China: The Force Flags in Opening Weekend

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After months of a Disney marketing blitz targeting an audience largely unfamiliar with the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (星球大战:原力觉醒) debuted in China on Saturday, and grossed a two-day estimated total of $52.7 million. Read More

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