Headlines from China: China Now Has Over 68,000 Movie Screens

China Now Has Over 68,000 Movie Screens

As of December 23, China has 68,922 movie screens nationwide including 8843 screens newly built in 2019, according to the data from the National Committee of Film Development Fund. In addition, China’s total box office earnings has reached RMB 62.7 billion with 63% of earnings generated by domestic films. 15 films, including 10 domestic films, crossed the RMB 1 billion mark. At the beginning of this year, China already overtook North America to own the largest number of movie screens in the world. Read more on Mtime

‘The Farewell’ Rescheduled For January 10 Release

It was announced today that the 2019 drama film The Farewell, directed by Chinese-American female helmer Lulu Wang, has been re-scheduled to release in China on January 10, 2020. The Golden Globe-nominated film was set to hit Chinese theatres on November 22, 2019, but was pulled from two days ahead of the scheduled date. A new poster of the family drama was also unveiled today. Compared with the previous version presenting the entire family, the new poster centers on the lead character Billi and her grandmother, “Nai Nai,” to highlight their emotional bond and deep affection. Read more on Mtime