Headlines from China: Who are the Highest-paid Stars in China?

Who are the Highest-paid Stars in China?

After releasing a list of top Chinese directors, the Chinese WeChat social media account, Yiqipaidianying, recently published a list of top 100 highest-paid stars in China, based on data and information gathered from various databases and industry sources. The top five ranked stars on the list are 1. Jackie Chan, 2. Chow Yun-Fat, 3. Andy Lau, 4.Chao Deng, 5. Bo Huang. Yang Mi is the highest-paid actress on the list while being ranked No. 14 overall. This article points out that behind the high salaries of the top stars is the fact that the number of truly bankable actors in China is very limited. Read more on yiqipaidianying.

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China Box Office Exceeds 5.1 Billion Yuan ($770 million) in October

According to the newly released data, China’s October box office has exceeded 5.1 billion yuan, a 49 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Monthly top 3 are ‘Never Say Die,’ ‘Chasing The Dragon,’ and ‘The Foreigner.’ All of them were released during the National Day holiday. ‘Never Say Die’ championed with 2.1 billion yuan. ‘Bad Genius’ set a new record as the highest grossing Thai film in China. ‘Blade Runner 2049’ received positive reviews but didn’t perform as well as expected at the box office. ‘Geostorm’ has been leading the competition as the daily box office winner since its release six days ago. Read more on Mtime

iQIYI to Invest 10 Billion Yuan in Content Creation in 2018

On October 31, iQiyi announced the company’s content strategies for 2018. According to the announcement, iQiyi plans to invest 10 billion yuan in content creation and produce over 200 shows in 2018. Hot Blood Dance Crew, a variety show produced by the same team that produced hit show The Rap of China, will debut in March 2018. In addition, the second season of The Rap of China is scheduled to release in July 2018. What’s more, iQiyi announced a plan to integrate AI technology into various aspects of its entertainment endeavour, including production, distribution, and ad placement, etc. Read more on Sina

Still from ‘The Miracles of the Namiya General Store’

Jackie Chan Appeared in the Chinese Adaptation of ‘The Miracles of the Namiya General Store’

Chinese Adaptation of Keigo Higashino’s ‘Miracles of the Namiya General Store’ recently appeared at the American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angelos with the most recent posters and stills, which showed that international Kung Fu star Jackie Chan also played a role in the film. Different from his previous roles, Chan plays a white-haired, gentle, and wise grandpa who works at the Namiya General Store and helps people solve life problems. By the virtue of the AFM, the film has attracted distributors’ attention. Producers of the film revealed that China Lion had acquired the rights to theatrically release the film in North America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Ireland. Read more on Mtime

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