China Box Office Sets New Weekly Record, Led by Homegrown Trio

 /  Box Office  / 
Wow: $548 million, the largest seven-day gross in the history of the movies. Anywhere. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Mermaid’ Makes Billion-Yuan Splash in Just 4 Days

 /  Box Office  / 
After just four days in theaters, "The Mermaid" has grossed an estimated RMB 1 billion ($152.4 million), the biggest four-day start on record. Read More

CFI Q&A With Christopher Bremble of Base FX—Part One

 /  People  / 
As the Chinese appetite for big-budget movies grows, special effects services company Base FX, founded in Beijing in 2006 by American Christopher Bremble, finds itself situated right between those films’ traditional suppliers, the Hollywood studios, and the moviegoers they’re trying to reach harder than ever before. Bremble talked with CFI Editor Jonathan Landreth about learning Read More

China Box Office: Homegrown Hits Set Single-Day Record, ‘Panda’ Hibernates

 /  Box Office  / 
Weekend ticket sales nosedived as families stayed home for Lunar New Year festivities, but gave way to a record-setting Monday of holiday moviegoing. Read More

Legal Roundup: Wanda Moves Ahead, Beijing Moots Cultural Blacklist

 /  Legal  / 
The first in a regular CFI series summarizing news in law and regulation affecting the entertainment business in China, the U.S. and the rest of the world. Read More

Fox’s ‘Eddie the Eagle’ to Try to Catch Beijing Olympic Spirit

 /  News  / 
The feel-good sports comedy about a Winter Olympics underdog ski jumper will be released in China on Friday, March 18, 2016. Read More

‘Batman v. Superman’ to Face Off in China With Day-and-Date Release

 /  News  / 
The much-anticipated DC Comics superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released in China on Friday, March 25, 2016 — simultaneous with its North American debut. Read More

On Screen China: A Week for ‘Monkey’ Business

 /  Box Office  / 
Box office records are likely to be smashed during the Chinese New Year “Golden Week” holiday by three homegrown films with blockbuster potential: The Mermaid, From Vegas To Macau III, and The Monkey King 2. Read More

Mattel’s ‘Thomas & Friends’ Spinoff to Get China Theatrical Release

 /  News  / 
This will mark the first time any movie carrying the brand of U.S. toymaking giant Mattel will be released in the country's theaters. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ No. 1, But for How Long?

 /  Box Office  / 
It’s unclear who made the decision to release Kung Fu Panda 3 into the doldrums right before a holiday, but the decision could be a costly one. Read More

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