Headlines from China: Box Office Prediction-Six Hollywood Studios’ 2020 Performance in China

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Box Office Prediction-Six Hollywood Studios’ 2020 Performance in China

As of today, a total of 12 Hollywood films have to reschedule their China releases previously scheduled between last December and this April. These titles may be the first batch to enter Chinese multiplexes when movie theaters gradually re-open in order to warm-up the month-long silent film market. Given the current situation in the marketplace, here is WeChat media account dianyingqingbaochu‘s prediction on this year’s box office performance of six major Hollywood studios. Due to the disruptive effects of the epidemic, it’s unlikely that the total 2020 box office income of these studios will surpass that of 2019. Disney will most likely top the charts with projected annual earnings of RMB6.02 billion (US$855.7 M) from 17 upcoming releases including Mulan, Black Widow, and The Eternals. Universal Pictures may end up taking the second spot with RMB 3.77 billion from 6 titles including Fast and Furious and No Time to Die, followed by Sony/Columbia, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Legendary Pictures. Read more on dianyingqingbaochu

Cannes to Pay Tribute to Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘In The Mood For Love’ 

The Cannes Film Festival will screen the 4K restored version of In The Mood for Love, the 2000 classic directed by Wong Kar-wai, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its premiere at Cannes. The film will be shown on May 20 as a part of the “Cannes Classic” section. Starting from June, the restored version will also have theatrical run in North America, France, Spain, and other territories around the world. In addition, Wong’s other titles, such as Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, and 2046,  are also being restored and will be screened publicly as early as June. Read more on 1905.com