Headlines From China: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Leads Weekend, But Momentum Slows

China Box Office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Leads Weekend, But Momentum Slows

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” topped the box office chart in mainland China on its opening weekend, with a $19.4 million start. But the much-discussed arrival of the Marvel movie was weak compared its franchise predecessor. And its debut was not enough to reignite the China box office market. Read more Variety

Berlin: Is China’s Film Sector Opening Its Doors to the World Again?

On the international front, China’s re-engagement with the global film community at large is readily apparent at the year’s first major film festival, the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, where six Chinese features will premiere — including two in competition (Liu Jian’s animated film Art College 1984 and Zhang Lu’s drama The Shadowless Tower) — along with one Chinese series ( iQIYI’s Why Try to Change Me Now, by Dalei Zhang, winner of the 2021 Berlin Silver Bear for short films). Festival regulars believe it to be Berlin’s largest selection of Chinese films to date. Read more The Hollywood Reporter