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Kong: Skull Island

'Kong: Skull Island' scores huge debut to boost China box office

27-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Monster epic helps Chinese box office rebound after falling for five straight weeks.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' soars to $694m worldwide (update)

26-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 27 UPDATE: Legendary / Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island grosses $93m including superb $72.1m China debut.

Beijing

Chinese film regulator punishes more than 300 cinemas

23-Mar-2017 | By

The authorities are cracking down on box office fraud.

Finding Dory

Strong dollar impacted 2016 international box office

22-Mar-2017 | By

Ticket revenues outside North America roughly on par with 2015 although many territories reported local currency gains, MPAA annual report reveals.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' hits $400m worldwide (update)

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.

Beauty And The Beast

'Beauty And The Beast' breaks records at China Box office

20-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Logan hits $100m; A Dog’s Purpose holds onto second spot.

Kong: Skull Island

'Kong: Skull Island' roars on $85.1m int'l debut (update)

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter near $300m.

Logan

Heavily-edited version of 'Logan' tops China box office

6-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

X-Men spin-off makes $48.34m, pushing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter into second place.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' tops China box office with huge debut

28-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Resident Evil scares away $91m; Assassin’s Creed debuts in third; February box office dipped approximately 13%.

La La Land

'La La Land' opens second at China box office

20-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage is top again; Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga breaks another record.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

'XXX: The Return of Xander Cage' crosses $100m in China

15-Feb-2017 | By

Paramount announced the box office milestone on Wednesday.

La La Land

China debut propels 'La La Land' past $300m worldwide

14-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

‘xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage’ tops China box office

13-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Xander Cage tops at $61m; Kung Fu Yoga hits $200m.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage China promotion

'XXX: Return Of Xander Cage' in record China bow

10-Feb-2017 | By

Paramount’s action thriller starring Vin Diesel roared into China on Friday on $21.3m.

Kung Fu Yoga

Jackie Chan's 'Kung Fu Yoga' tops record-breaking week at Chinese box office

6-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Kung Fu Yoga steals the crown; Journey To The West hits $200m; record Chinese New Year gross at $490m.

Journey To The West

'Journey To The West' sequel strikes gold at China box office

31-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Fantasy epic produced by Stephen Chow brings cheer to New Year Holiday.

Passengers

'Passengers', 'Arrival' dominate lacklustre China box office

23-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Amid a 22% slide, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers soared to the top of the chart in its second week.

Rogue One

China box office: 'Rogue One' stays top, 'Passengers' rules the weekend

16-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Star Wars spin-off has now passed $50m, while Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers ruled the weekend.

Rogue One

'Rogue One' debuts top of the Chinese box office

9-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Star Wars spin-off makes $30m in its opening weekend.

Rogue One

'Rogue One' heads into China

6-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 6 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stands at $838.3m worldwide heading into its fourth session as it prepares to launch in China.

Hacksaw

'Hacksaw Ridge' becomes biggest imported war film in China

5-Jan-2017 | By

Bliss Media distributes the World War II drama directed by Mel Gibson, which has crossed $50m in China and earned a rare extension.

Captain America: Civil War

Hong Kong box office down by 2% in 2016

4-Jan-2017 | By

Captain America: Civil War topped the charts in Hong Kong, but local films also performed well.

The Mermaid

China box office growth declined sharply in 2016

3-Jan-2017 | By

After years of huge growth, the Chinese box office plateaued last year.

Railroad Tigers and See You Tomorrow

'Railroad Tigers' unseats 'See You Tomorrow' at China box office

3-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Jackie Chan back on top, Great Wall nears $150m.

The Great Wall

‘The Great Wall’ conquers China box office

20-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Great Wall in at number one; 2016 annual takings set to break new records

Your Name

'Your Name' retains China box office lead

12-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Hacksaw Ridge and Suddenly Seventeen open in second and third respectively.

Your Name

China box office: 'Your Name' topples 'Fantastic Beasts'

5-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Anime smashes records, defeats Harry Potter spin-off.

China box office: 'Fantastic Beasts' top, 'Moana' opens third

28-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Harry Potter spin-off scores IMAX best for wizarding franchise in China.

 I Am Not Madame Bovary

China box office: 'Madame Bovary' beats 'Doctor Strange'

21-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Chinese satire I Am Not Madame Bovary takes top spot with $30m; Doctor Strange drops to second.

Doctor Strange

China box office: 'Doctor Strange' retains lead, 'Billy Lynn' debuts second

14-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Doctor Strange easily retains top spot; Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn debuts in second with $11.97m.

Doctor Strange

China box office: 'Doctor Strange' reignites box office growth

7-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Doctor Strange scores $44m opening; local comedy Mr Donkey overtakes Inferno.

Mechanic Ressurection

China box office: 'Resurrection' leads, 'Inferno' rules weekend

31-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Jason Stratham’s Mechanic: Resurrection held onto its weekly lead, while Inferno topped the three-day weekend chart.

Statham

China box office: 'Mechanic: Resurrection' takes down 'Operation Mekong'

24-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Crime-thriller Resurrection takes down Operation Mekong; Heartfall Arises opens in third.

Operation Mekong

China box office: 'BFG' can't dethrone 'Operation Mekong'

17-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Operation Mekong leads again, nears $150m; BFG opens in third.

Operation Mekong

'Operation Mekong' soars at China box office

10-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Operation Mekong tops $100m, becomes biggest hit over National Day week, supplanting I Belonged To You.

I Belonged To You

China box office: 'I Belonged To You' boosts receipts

3-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

I Belonged To You opens on $45m while L.O.R.D. takes $28m during reinvigorating National Day holidays.

A Chinese Odyssey Part 3

China box office: 'Chinese Odyssey 3' holds off newcomers

26-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Jeff Lau’s threequel beat off competition from family animation Storks during quiet week.

A Chinese Odyssey Part 3

China box office: 'A Chinese Odyssey 3' lands top as local films surge

19-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

A Chinese Odyssey leads the pack, with S Storm and Cock And Bull in tow.

Star Trek Beyond

'Star Trek Beyond' tops China box office again

12-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Star Trek Beyond holds firm; Shallows and Nine Lives open in second and third.

Star Trek Beyond

'Star Trek Beyond' reigns over China box office

5-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

August box office takings rose 12% year-on-year.

Jason Bourne

'Jason Bourne' lands top of China box office

30-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Bourne franchise reboot and Ice Age: Collison Course boosted this week’s box office takings.

Line Walker

'Line Walker' climbs top of China box office

22-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Time Raiders overtook Skiptrace to become China’s biggest local title this summer.

Time Raiders

China box office: 'Time Raiders' to steal summer crown

15-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Action-adventure Time Raiders is set to become China’s biggest summer blockbuster this year.

Flight Crew

Russian box office on the rise

9-Aug-2016 | By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russia and CIS box office defied the troubled economy in the first half of 2016, growing by almost 9% to $413m.

Time Raiders

China box office: 'Time Raiders' posts massive $70m debut

8-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Family animation The Secret Life Of Pets landed in second, while Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace was pushed down to third.

Skiptrace

China box office: 'Skiptrace' holds lead

1-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Action-fantasy League Of Gods stole the Fri-Sun crown as July ticket sales drop 18% year-on-year.

Skiptrace

Jackie Chan's 'Skiptrace' soars at China box office

25-Jul-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Skiptrace beats Tarzan and records Chan’s biggest opening weekend as Cold War 2 nears $100m.

A Violent Prosecutor

Admissions for Korean films up 8.4% in H1 2016

21-Jul-2016 | By

The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) announced that admissions for local films went up 8.4% to 43.8 million in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year.

Pokemon XYZ Volcanion And The Clockwork Magearna

'Pokemon Go' fever fails to ignite latest film release

19-Jul-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

The latest entry in the Pokemon animated film franchise has become a victim of bad timing at the Japanese box office after debuting weeks ahead of the domestic rollout of Pokemon Go, the hit smartphone app that has captured the world’s attention.

Cold War 2

China box office: local films retain dominance

18-Jul-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Cold War 2 leads again; Chinese films retain dominance with eight of the top 10 slots.

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Sam Toles to lead digital, new platforms at MGM

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Cressida Cowell

DreamWorks Animation, Cressida Cowell reunite on 'The Wizards Of Once'

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Sundance comedy-drama 'The Last Word' gets UK deal

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Egyptian show Tough Luck will feature an all-star Arab cast.

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Amazon open to smaller indie pitches in UK

SVoD service is keen for smaller UK TV indies to pitch ideas.

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Udine Far East Festival selects 13 projects for genre market

Companies including XYZ, Wild Bunch and Media Asia are set to attend.

Hangzhou China

First MIP China to host 55 local and int'l TV companies

Shanghai Media Group, Tencent Video, All3Media, Viacom among attendees.

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CinemaCon: Vin Diesel pays tribute to Paul Walker

‘Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot,’ star tells attendees.

Gary Oldman

CinemaCon: Focus touts 'Darkest Hour', 'The Beguiled', 'Atomic Blonde'

Studio celebrates 15 years at Las Vegas anniversary lunch.

CinemaCon

CinemaCon: Universal shows 'The Mummy', 'Despicable Me 3' footage

Studio hosts lively Las Vegas presentation on Wednesday.

Christopher Nolan

CinemaCon: Warner Bros shows 'Dunkirk', 'Justice League' footage (reports)

Studio wows crowd at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Wednesday with footage from upcoming tentpoles.

Sandi Richter Cooper

Sandi Richter Cooper named British Columbia film commissioner

New hire has worked in film, TV and commercials for more than 25 years.

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Academy to continue working with PwC after Oscars gaffe

New protocols include ban on electronic devices backstage on Oscar night.

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eOne acquires TV rights to 'The Rocks'

Mediterranean-set love story is told in reverse

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Graham Greene’s last novel to get film adaptation by William Boyd

Chaplin writer to adapt novel for Wild Tales and Mad To Be Normal producers.

Adrienne Becker

Adrienne Becker named Annapurna COO

Executive will work across all aspects of Megan Ellison’s company.

Venice VR

Venice Film Festival launches VR competition

A total of 18 VR experiences will compete in the strand.

Viking

Russian epic 'Viking' gets UK, Italy deals

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow Films swoops on Russian historical epic.

Dealt

Sundance Selects takes US rights to 'Dealt'

The documentary won the Audience Award at this year’s SXSW.

AFM

AFM to host LocationExpo in 2017

The market is also launching an online locations resource.