Headlines from China: ‘Men in Black: International’ Set for June 14 China Release

Em (Tessa Thompson) and H (Chris Hemsworth) in Columbia Pictures’ MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL.

‘Men in Black: International’ Set for June 14 China Release

Upcoming American sci-fi action comedy film Men in Black: International has been set to release in China day and date with the U.S. on June 14. Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film is the fourth installment of the Men in Black film series. The previous three films all performed well at the global box office. The 2012 Men in Black III was released in China and earned RMB 500 million. The stars of the previous Men in Black films Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones won’t appear in the new film. Instead, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will play the leading roles. Read more on Mtime

Lebanese Film ‘Capernaum’ Won Over Chinese Moviegoers During International Workers’ Day Holiday

The four-day International Workers’ Day holiday is just over. Avengers: Endgame undoubtedly dominated China box office during the holiday. In addition, the success of Lebanese film Capernaum in the middle kingdom should not be ignored. Box office data shows that Capernaum earned RMB 125 million. For a buyout film, its performance is rather impressive.  It’s also worth mentioning that Capernaum had the highest attendance rate, even higher than that of Avengers: Endgame. Capernaum will continue its theatrical run in China after the holiday and is expected to make over 300 million yuan at the end. Read more on 1905.com

French Romantic Comedy ‘Tout le monde debout’ Scores May 23 China Release 

It’s just announced that Tout le monde debout, a 2018 French romantic comedy, has been set to release in Chinese theaters on May 23. A Chinese poster and a trailer are also released along with the announcement. The film tells the story of a wealthy man who likes dating beautiful young girls but accidentally falls in love with a girl with disabilities. The film was well received last year when it was released in France. It’s the 8th highest grossing film in the history of French cinema. Read more on Mtime