Headlines from China: Bi Gan’s New Film Has Become a Marketing Miracle
The film's pre-sale performance is beyond the wildest dreams of its creators. Read More
Headlines from China: Mahua FunAge Is Not Fun Anymore?
While Muahua FunAge's "Hello Mrs. Money" managed to top the box office charts on its opening day, the reviews the film has received so far should concern its producers. Read More
A History of China’s TV Matchmaking
From flashy hosts to fake romance, the evolving format of China’s televised dating shows reflect changing attitudes toward dating and marriage. Read More
Epic Budget, Epic Fail: Chinese Blockbuster ‘Asura’ Tanks
China’s latest fantasy epic, “Asura,” claimed to be the most expensive domestic production to date — but it didn’t even last three days in cinemas. Read More
China’s Disaster Artist Lashes Out Over Bad Reviews
In an open letter written in strong rhetoric reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution, the 39-year-old director defended his movie, “Pure Hearts: Into Chinese Showbiz,” and urged the China Film Bureau to crack down on “the gangster of internet reviews,” as he described Chinese movie review site Douban. Read More
Headlines from China: Will Alibaba Reacquire Stake in Momo?
More than one year ago, Alibaba sold down stakes in Momo four times and lost its position as the second largest shareholder. Momo's live streaming business then unexpectedly took off last year and brought the company significant amount of revenue. Read More
Headlines from China: Will This Smart Cinema App Give China Box Office A Big Push?
Today, a new app called Smart Cinema is released in China. Using 2K technologies, the app allows users to purchase tickets to watch films that are currently in theater on their phone. The ticket sales will be counted as theatrical box office. Read More
In China, Peppa Pig Is a Street Couture Icon
Chinese audiences have loved Peppa Pig, a British cartoon character with a face shaped like a hair dryer, since the animated series first screened in the country in late 2015. But it’s not just children who are swooning over the swine. Read More
Headlines from China: Here is Why ‘Coco’ Performed Poorly on Its Opening Day in China
'Coco,' Pixar's latest animated movie, opened in China on November 24 and grossed only $1.9 million. Then the next day, its ticket sales jumped 270% to $7.1 million. Read More
Headlines from China: Andy Lau Expressed His Interest in Playing in ‘Wolf Warriors 3’
In a recent interview, Hong Kong movie star Andy Lau talked about his upcoming movie ‘The Adventurers’, his previous hit movie ‘Infernal Affairs’, and the Chinese film market. Read More