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Asia Box Office


Wolf Warriors 2

China box office: 'Wolf Warriors 2' enters global top 100

21-Aug-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Wolf Warriors 2 continues to rule in fourth week; Paradox and Twenty Two open in second and third

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China box office: 'Wolf Warriors 2' dominates again

14-Aug-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Guilty Of Mind and The Adventures open in second and third

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'Wolf Warriors 2' extends international reign (update)

13-Aug-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

AUGUST 14 UPDATE: Annabelle: Creation is top Hollywood release on $35m. Meanwhile, Dunkirk crosses $200m international mark.

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China Box office: 'Wolf Warriors 2' makes history

7-Aug-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Chinese films explode summer box office; Wolf Warriors 2 hits $450m; Once Upon A Time opens on $60m.

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Box office preview: 'Wolf Warriors 2' to extend international rule?

4-Aug-2017 | By

Important session in store for War for The Planet Of The Apes, Valerian.

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China box office: 'Wolf Warriors 2' posts huge debut

31-Jul-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Despicable Me 3 and Wu Kong hit $140m and $100m respectively.

Wu Kong

China box office: 'Wu Kong' reigns again

24-Jul-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Period martial arts film Brotherhood Of Blades 2 blasts weekend.


'Dunkirk' battles to $56.9m international debut (update)

23-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Despicable Me 3 crosses $700m worldwide; Valerian takes $6.5m from small forays.

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South Korea box office hits all-time high in first half of 2017

19-Jul-2017 | By

Box office boosted by local successes Confidential Assignment and The King.

Wu Kong

China box office: 'Wu Kong' top; Hollywood 'blackout' under way

17-Jul-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Despicable Me 3 knocked off top spot but still passes $100m.

War For The Planet of The Apes

'War For The Planet Of The Apes' to open in 64 territories

13-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ilumination-Universal’s Despicable Me 3 crosses $520m worldwide.

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China Box Office: 'Despicable Me 3' opens to record-breaking weekend

10-Jul-2017 | By Silvia Wong

More Chinese films enter the charts; Transformers 5 loses momentum.


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earns $139.5m in international launch (update)

9-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JULY 10 UPDATE: South Korea generates sensational $25.8m, Mexico $12m, UK $11.8m.


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earns $25.3m from international debuts

7-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JULY 7 UPDATE: Web-slinger takes $10.4m in South Korea; $3.4m in UK previews; franchise record $4m in Australia.

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'Despicable Me 3' in record $20.1m China opening day

7-Jul-2017 | By

Debut ranks as sixth biggest of all films in China for year-to-date.

Transformers: The Last Knight

China box office: 'Transformers: The Last Knight' suffers huge drop

3-Jul-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Transformers 5 sees big decline but is still top; Chinese films back in charts.


'Okja' opens fourth at Korea box office despite cinema boycott

3-Jul-2017 | By

The Netflix film was not shown in the country’s three biggest cinema chains.

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'Despicable Me 3' grosses $95.6m internationally (update)

2-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JULY 3 UPDATE: Wonder Woman, Pirates 5 cross $700m worldwide as The Mummy surges to $369.9m globally.

Transformers The Last Knight

Hollywood plots China box office audit amid fraud concerns

27-Jun-2017 | By

MPAA reacts to ongoing questions about the accuracy of Chinese box office reporting.

Transformers: The Last Knight

China box office: 'Transformers 5' posts huge debut

26-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Michael Bay’s sequel opens with more than $120m, way ahead of US total.

The Mummy

China box office: 'The Mummy' crosses $80m in weak frame

19-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hollywood holds top four spots as Alien: Covenant wins weekend but Chinese films remain weak.

Chinese Film Industry Summit

Chinese studio chiefs grapple with slowdown

19-Jun-2017 | By

Alibaba chief describes tech giant as ‘provider of infrastructure’ rather than competitor to producers of Chinese films.

The Mummy

'The Mummy' closes on $300m worldwide (update)

18-Jun-2017 | By

JUNE 19 UPDATE: Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ release rules international on $53m; Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 hits $500m international.

The Mummy

China Box office: 'The Mummy' is Tom Cruise's best ever debut

12-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hollywood holds top three spots; The Mummy scares up $50m; Pirates 5 hits $160m.

The Mummy

'The Mummy' scares up $141.8m international debut (update)

11-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 12 UPDATE: Universal crosses $3bn worldwide as initial ‘Dark Universe’ film scores $174m global debut.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' crosses $300m worldwide

9-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 9 UPDATE: The Mummy reaches early $20.5m; scores $18.7m in China.

Wonder Woman

China box office: 'Wonder Woman' conquers the weekend

5-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Pirates Of The Caribbean takes weekly crown; Dangal hits $160m.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' surges to $18.7m at international box office

2-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 2 UPDATE: Warner Bros tentpole opened in additional 32 markets on Thursday. Pirates 5 nears $300m international mark.

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

China box office: 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' easily takes top spot

30-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Johnny Depp sequel dethrones surprise smash hit Dangal.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' in $208.4m international launch (update)

28-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Fate Of The Furious crosses $1bn worldwide, while Alien: Covenant passes $100m international mark.


'Dangal' now the highest grossing foreign-language film ever in China

22-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Unstoppable Dangal crosses $100m; its dominance expected to continue until Pirates 5 opens.


'Dangal' dominates international session on $32.7m (update)

21-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

‘Alien: Covenant’ beats ‘Guardians 2’; The Boss Baby crosses $300m international mark.

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'Guardians Vol. 2' crosses $400m international

19-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Alien: Covenant on $46.7m heads into big second weekend.


China box office: India's 'Dangal' surprisingly beats 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'

15-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

All the new releases flopped, including King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword and Power Rangers.

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'Guardians 2' tops 'Alien: Covenant' at int'l box office (update)

14-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

India’s Dangal adds $31.5m; King Arthur plunders $29.1m from international launch.

Baahubali 2

'Baahubali: The Conclusion' becomes top-grossing Indian film

8-May-2017 | By

The sequel has broken box office records in multiple territories.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

China box office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' opens top

8-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Andy Lau’s Shock Wave holds onto second; solid opening for Indian film Dangal.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' crosses $430m worldwide (update)

7-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MAY 8 UPDATE: Tentpole pushes Marvel Cinematic Universe films past $11bn; scores $49.3m China debut.

Shock Wave

China box office: 'Shock Wave' tops 'The Fate Of The Furious'

2-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hong Kong action thriller starring Andy Lau takes top spot over Labour Day weekend.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' crosses $1bn worldwide (update)

30-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MAY 1 UPDATE: Tentpole overtakes Furious 7 as biggest foreign release ever in China on 2.43bn RMB.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' rules international on $101m (update)

30-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Marvel Studios tentpole scores number one debuts in all but three of its 37 territories.

Fast And Furious 8

'The Fate Of The Furious' poised to cross $1bn

27-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal behemoth to reach the milestone by Saturday.

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'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' scores $6.6m international opening day

26-Apr-2017 | By

Marvel Studios release benefits from Anzac holiday in Australia, New Zealand.

Fast And Furious 8

China box office: 'The Fate Of The Furious' tops 'Transformers'

24-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Furious 8 hits $300m; Smurfs opens in second.

Fast And Furious 8

China box office: 'The Fate Of The Furious' smashes multiple records

18-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Furious 8 doubles US debut; A Chinese Odyssey Part 2: Cinderella in second place

Fast And Furious 8

Will 'The Fate Of The Furious' score a $400m global bow?

11-Apr-2017 | By

Latest episode in Universal’s blockbuster franchise roars into 63 territories over next four days.

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What's behind China's box office slow-down?

11-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Screen reveals the context behind a weak Q1 and looks to the future.

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China box office: 'Ghost In The Shell' wins weekend but 'Kong' still top

10-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hat-trick for Kong: Skull Island; more tickets sold during Qing Ming holidays.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' powers Disney past $1bn in 2017 (update)

9-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 12 UPDATE: Tentpole surges to $993.2m worldwide, will cross $1bn on Wednesday.

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'Beauty And The Beast' hits $900m worldwide

5-Apr-2017 | By

Disney’s live-action smash becomes 26th film to cross $400m in North America; will cross $500m international on Wednesday.



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'Game Of Thrones' star joins Milo Gibson in WWII drama 'Hurricane'

EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope launches movie about Polish fighter pilots during the Battle of Britain.

Curzon launches monthly subscription VoD offering

EXCLUSIVE: Curzon12 will stream recent and classic movies; first lineup revealed.

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone to head Busan Film Festival New Currents jury

Jury also includes Bahman Ghobadi, Agnès Godard, Lav Diaz and Jang Sun-woo.

A Taxi Driver

'A Taxi Driver' passes 10 million admissions in South Korea

Jang Hoon’s film stars Song Kang-ho and Thomas Kretschmann.


SVoD service Shudder picks up six FrightFest titles

SXSW premiere Mayhem among acquisitions.

Berlin Panorama team

Berlin reshuffles Panorama team as Wieland Speck takes Official Programme role

Paz Lázaro will head up new-look Panorama team; Speck moves on after 25 years.

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Universal crosses $3bn at international box office

Despicable Me franchise takes crown from Ice Age series.

Jerry Lewis

Actor and comedian Jerry Lewis dies aged 91

Lewis passed away at his home in Las Vegas.


The Weinstein Company launches animation label Mizchief

First release will be Leap!, featuring Elle Fanning.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski denied dismissal of 1977 rape case

Request to unseal 2010 testimony from original prosecutor also denied.

Scary Mother Sarajevo

'Scary Mother' triumphs at Sarajevo Film Festival

Meda Or The Not So Bright Side Of Things takes best director and best actor.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

John Boyega confirms royal cameos in 'Star Wars'

“I’ve had enough with those secrets”, says actor.

Magnificent Century

How Turkey has become a European TV drama powerhouse

International exports of Turkish TV could hit $350m in 2017.

Ben Harris

Sarajevo CineLink: TV drama in the spotlight

Panels highlighted opportunities for filmmakers from the region to make TV content.

Men Don't Cry

Bosnia picks 'Men Don't Cry' for foreign language Oscar race Video

Post Yugoslav War drama is Alen Drljevic’s debut feature.

Peter Guber

China's Puji Capital backs Peter Guber's Mandalay Endurance

Shanghai-based investment firm launches film company, invests in US production and distribution venture.

EU Flag

Six UK VoD companies receive $2.5m EU funding

Creative Europe announces new batch of audiovisual promotion grants.

Team Hurricane

LevelK joins Venice-bound teen punk drama 'Team Hurricane'

EXCLUSIVE: Danish film directed by Annika Berg and produced by Katja Adomeit.

Channing Tatum

First Look Media’s Topic studio unveils scripted TV slate

Slate includes hour-long drama from Channing Tatum’s production company Free Association.