On Screen China: ‘Surprise’!—Low-Budget Web Series Adaptation Wins the Weekend

 /  Box Office  / 
Surprise (万万没想到)—a low-budget comedy based on a popular web series set for official release next Friday, December 18—stormed into theaters early last weekend, netting $17.3 million from its Friday and Saturday preview screenings, while Hollywood holdovers Point Break ($30.4 million total) and The Martian ($86.9 million total) both withstood a barrage of 15 new releases, hanging on Read More

CFI Q&A: Filmmaker Emily Ting on “Go Back to China”

 /  People  / 
The boldly titled “Go Back to China,” which opened in theaters on March 6, is the second feature by writer and director Emily Ting. The comedic story, about a spoiled Los Angeles party girl who is forced back to Shenzhen to work at her father’s toy factory after he cuts off her funds, was inspired Read More

2019 Year in Review: Top 10 Blockbusters in Chinese Cinema

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Let’s take a look at the top 10 box office hits of 2019, and how they were received critically and commercially.  Read More

CBI Case Study: Online Education Provider Gets High Marks for Branding on Hit Teen Drama

 /  CBI  / 
The most successful brand integrations find a sweet spot in tying the relevance of their product to the creative content they are linked with. This week’s case study looks at brand integration by Xueersi Online School within the most watched series in China during the early summer.  Read More

Fan Bing Bing’s International Business Lesson, Part 2

 /  Legal  / 
Like pretty much everyone on this planet I’m a Fan Bing Bing fan. That partially explains why this is my second post on her. But really, more than anything, I view her situation as salubrious for those who conduct business internationally. Read More

Headlines from China: 50 Chinese Film Companies to Watch in 2019

 /  Headlines From China  / 
2018 saw further consolidation of the Chinese film industry. Some companies went out of business during this turbulent time while some emerged to become important players. Read More

Headlines from China: These Three Companies Benefit Most From the Success of ‘Dying to Survive’

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Currently, the Chinese film industry is abuzz with discussions about dark comedy Dying to Survive, due to the film's box office success as well as its social significance. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Dying to Survive’ Crosses $45.2 Million On Opening Day 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Chinese comedy-drama film Dying to Survive opened on July 5 with 51% of screen share. As of 8 p.m. (Beijing Time), the film has earned over 300 million yuan ($45.2 million). Read More

Headlines from China: Jiang Wen’s ‘Hidden Man’ Set to Release on July 13

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Hidden Man, an upcoming Chinese film directed by Jiang Wen, has scored a July 13 China release. Following Let The Bullets Fly and Alma de Sant Pere, Hidden Man is Jaing Wen’s third film that is set in the Republic of China. Read More

Headlines from China: Nasdaq Welcomes ‘China’s Netflix’ iQiyi Today

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Today, iQiyi (IQ) rang the Nasdaq stock market opening bell in celebration of its IPO. Founded in 2010 by Chinese internet giant Baidu, iQiyi is one of the largest video-streaming platforms in China. Read More

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