Headlines From China: Foreign Titles Squeezed in China Film Market

By The Numbers: Foreign Titles Squeezed in China Film Market

Chinese authorities hold absolute control over film distribution in the world’s largest film market, thanks to strict censorship, protectionist policies limiting the import of foreign content, and control over release dates. New data from Chinese sources show that control made life harder for foreign films in 2021. Read more Variety

Top-Grossing Domestic Productions Keep Cinephiles Entertained in 2021

The pandemic has had little impact on China’s film industry, with 47.3 billion yuan (US$7.4 billion) in box office receipts in 2021. According to data from the China Film Administration, eight of the country’s top-grossing films were produced in China last year, accounting for more than 84 percent of the country’s total annual box office revenues. Read more SHINE