Headlines From China: ‘Warrior King’ Chinese Animation Bound for U.S. Theatrical Release

‘Warrior King’ Chinese Animation Bound for U.S. Theatrical Release

Cineverse, the streaming and content distribution company previously known as Cinedigm, has acquired North American rights to the Chinese animated fantasy film “Warrior King.” Inspired by the legend of the hero and warrior, King Gesar, the film is directed by Lu Qi from a screenplay by Lu Wunan and Wang Yunsheng. Cineverse says that it will release the film in U.S. theaters Aug. 25, following its international theatrical debut. Read more Variety

‘Barbie’ & ‘Oppenheimer’ To Rattle The Globe With Combined $260M+ Opening

At a time when Hollywood is suffering through historic dual strikes by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, the motion picture industry is poised to see an enormous weekend at the box office with Warner Bros/Mattel’s long-awaited toy feature adaptation Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s three-hour World War II-era drama Oppenheimer reaping a combined $260 million-plus global start. Barbiewhich has presales far exceeding that of Disney’s The Little Mermaid ($95.5M), has a crazy range of projections stateside, from $90M-$125M. Read more Deadline