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Tiny Times 3

Tiny Times 3 tops China box office

22-Jul-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: The third installment in Guo Jingming’s Tiny Times franchise grossed $50.12m over its opening weekend in China, finally toppling Transformers: Age Of Extinction from the top spot.

The Monkey King

China box office up 25% in H1 2014

21-Jul-2014 | By

China’s box office increased by 25% to reach $2.23bn (RMB13.74bn) in the first half of 2014, according to official figures from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRT).

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Transformers holds China top spot

15-Jul-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Transformers: Age Of Extinction held onto the top spot at the China box office in its third week, although local comedy The Break-up Guru also managed to hold its own.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Transformers 4 biggest film in China

9-Jul-2014 | By

Paramount confirmed the development on Wednesday (July 9) as Transformers: Age Of Extinction reached $225.1m.

Frozen

Korean admissions down, gross up

9-Jul-2014 | By

Latest report from KOFIC for the first half of 2014 also outlines the best first half year on record for foreign films.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Transformers breaks China records

8-Jul-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Paramount’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction has become the highest-grossing film of all time in China, taking $222.74m in its first ten days, and breaking the $221.9m record set by Avatar in 2010.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Transformers, Break-up Guru top China box office

1-Jul-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Local romantic comedy The Break-up Guru provided the only resistance against the power of Paramount’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction at the Chinese box office last week, grossing $24.18m in its first three days.

Maleficent

Maleficent, Godzilla rule China box office

24-Jun-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Disney’s Maleficent grossed a healthy $22.01m in its opening three days in China, in a week dominated by Hollywood tentpoles, which took the top four positions in the top ten.

Godzilla

Godzilla crushes $37m China debut

17-Jun-2014 | By

China box office: Godzilla had an impressive opening at the China box office last weekend, grossing $37m and pushing Edge Of Tomorrow to second place.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

X-Men has mighty China opening

27-May-2014 | By

China Box Office: Fox’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past has had the biggest opening weekend for a Hollywood film so far this year in China, grossing $39.35m in three days (May 23-25).

The Great Hypnotist

Classmate, Hypnotist top China box office

7-May-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Frant Gwo’s romantic drama My Old Classmate held onto pole position at the Chinese box office last week with a futher haul of $34.63m, while opener The Great Hypnotist came in second with $22.28m.

My Old Classmate

'Classmate' tops China box office

29-Apr-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Local romantic drama My Old Classmate beat Donnie Yen action drama Iceman 3D at the Chinese box office last weekend, grossing $17.31m in its first three days.

Transcendence

Transcendence opens third in China

22-Apr-2014 | By

Johnny Depp AI thriller Transcendence grossed $10.65m on its opening weekend in China, placing the film third at the weekly box office (April 14-20) behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2.

Captain Americ: The Winter Soldier

Captain America opens big in China

8-Apr-2014 | By

Disney and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped the China box office during the week March 31-April 6, grossing $36.23m after just three days.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier rampant in China

6-Apr-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier grossed a confirmed $109.8m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) powered by a mighty China debut to boost the early tally to $209.4m.

Noah

Noah scores $1.1m South Korea launch

20-Mar-2014 | By

The Paramount and Regency Enterprises epic from Darren Aronofsky delivered the biggest opening day in South Korea so far this year from 730 screens.

Need For Speed

Need For Speed tops China chart

18-Mar-2014 | By

DreamWorks’ Need For Speed took pole position at the Chinese box office over the weekend, grossing $21.09m in three days.

Dhoom 3

India box office up 10% in 2013

12-Mar-2014 | By

FICCI Frames: India’s box office grew by 10% to reach $1.53bn (Rs93.4bn) in 2013, according to a FICCI-KPMG report released on the opening day of the FICCI Frames conference in Mumbai.

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer locks China release date

11-Mar-2014 | By

Korean studio CJ Entertainment’s China office has confirmed that Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer will be released in mainland China on March 17.

RoboCop

Smaug, Robocop top China box office

5-Mar-2014 | By

Robocop had a strong opening in China last weekend, grossing $20.67m (Feb 28-March 2), but The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug kept the top spot in the box office chart.

Frozen

Frozen breaks Korea box office record

4-Mar-2014 | By

Disney feature is the first animation to top 10 million admissions in Korea.

KANO

Kano tops Taiwan box office

3-Mar-2014 | By

Wei Te-sheng-produced sports drama Kano topped the box office over its opening weekend in Taiwan (Feb 27-March 2).

Beijing Love Story

Beijing Love Story tops China box office

18-Feb-2014 | By

Wanda Media’s Beijing Love Story topped the China box office last weekend, grossing $33.15m in three days, according to figures compiled by EntGroup.

The Monkey King

China box office up 82% over Chinese New Year

10-Feb-2014 | By

Huge growth fuels speculation that China may soon expand its quota for revenue-sharing imports to 44 films a year.

Miracle In Cell 7

S Korea breaks box office record

27-Jan-2014 | By

South Korea’s box office hit an all-time record in 2013 of $1.75bn (KW1.88tr),

The Great Gatsby

Australian box office down in 2013

20-Jan-2014 | By

Australia’s box office gross tumbled 2.3% on the previous year.

Iron Man 3

Hong Kong box office up 4% in 2013

7-Jan-2014 | By

Hong Kong’s box office increased by just 4% in 2013, with Iron Man 3 heading the chart with a haul of $13.72m, according to local industry body the Motion Picture Industry Association (MPIA).

Personal Tailor

China box office grows 27% to $3.6bn

6-Jan-2014 | By

China’s box office grew by 27% to reach $3.6bn (RMB21.8bn) in 2013, compared to $2.8bn (RMB17bn) the previous year.

Dhoom 3

Dhoom 3 racks up $80m global tally

6-Jan-2014 | By

Dhoom 3 has become the first Indian film to cross the $80m (Rs5bn) barrier at the worldwide box office, according to producer-distributor Yash Raj Films.

The Attorney

The Attorney surges at Korean box office

6-Jan-2014 | By

In its third week at the top of South Korea’s box office charts, local political drama The Attorney is set to go past 8 million admissions tomorrow (Jan 7).

The Smurfs 2

Sony’s China BO swells 22pc

1-Jan-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) top brass reported significant year-on-year gains in China in 2013 as the company registered its third biggest year overall at the international box office.

Catching Fire

Lionsgate sets record year in China

23-Dec-2013 | By

Announcing on December 23 that the company’s films had crossed $2bn worldwide for the second consecutive year, top brass added that six films took a record $116.3m in China.

Snowpiercer

Korean box office breaks 200m record

18-Dec-2013 | By

South Korea’s box office has topped a record 200 million admissions, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) integrated ticketing website.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Hobbit 2 triumphs despite Korean distribution discord

18-Dec-2013 | By

In South Korea, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug topped the box office its opening weekend in spite of discord between local distributor Warner Brothers Korea and exhibitors CJ CGV and Lotte Cinema about profit sharing.

No Man's Land

No Man’s Land has strong China opening

5-Dec-2013 | By

Chinese filmmaker Ning Hao’s long-delayed road movie No Man’s Land has grossed $3.2m (RMB19.5m) on its opening day in China (Dec 3).

Stalingrad

Stalingrad has record-breaking China opening

5-Nov-2013 | By

Russian war epic Stalingrad had the biggest ever opening for a non-US, non-local film over the weekend in China, grossing $8.3m over four days (Oct 31-Nov 3).

beyond_the_edge_04

Beyond The Edge breaks NZ record

29-Oct-2013 | By Wendy Mitchell

Beyond the Edge has scored the highest grossing opening weekend for any documentary in New Zealand.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek tops Korean box office

20-Aug-2013 | By

Next Entertainment World (NEW) has topped South Korea’s weekend box office with debut director Huh Jung’s horror thriller Hide And Seek.

Pacific Rim

Pac Rim crosses $200m in thriller

4-Aug-2013 | By

UPDATED AUG 5: Warner Bros’ biggest opening weekend in China helped Pacific Rim beat The Smurfs 2 in one of the closest international box office races in years as the sci-fi took a confirmed $53m from 58 markets compared to a confirmed $49.4m from 43 for Sony’s family sequel.

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Stephen Daldry in Motovun

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Matthias Schoenaerts

Matthias Schoenaerts exits Belgica

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Roman Polanski

Locarno to honour Roman Polanski

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The Lobster

Dutch production scheme backs 34

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein In Guanajuato and Alex van Warmerdam’s Schneider vs. Bax among those to receive a share of €8.5m ($11.4m) from the new Netherlands Film Production Incentive.

Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker launches production firm

House of Tomorrow will produce feature films as well as drama and comedy series.

Creative Europe

Creative Europe to cut budgets

Distribution and training programmes face budget cuts in 2015.

Dark Valley wins at Puchon

In Korea, the 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) wrapped with Andreas Prochaska’s Austria-Germany Alps cowboy co-production The Dark Valley picking up the Best of Puchon award.

Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell, James Buckley in Purgatory

Evil Dead and Inbetweeners stars join cast of fantasy feature.

Jane Linfoot

Jane Linfoot's The Incident begins shoot

Psychological drama stars Ruta Gedmintas, Tom Hughes and Tasha Connor.

Number 55

Number 55 wins at revamped Pula

Top Croatian winners are Number 55, The Reaper and Happy Endings; Concrete Night wins international competition.

Wonder Woman

Comic-Con D4: WB rules social media

Hollywood rolled out the big guns at Comic-Con on Saturday as Zach Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice promotion topped the chart of social mentions with 112,108 according to Way To Blue.

Marvel mania Comic-Con

Comic-Con: Marvel mania grips Hall H

Marvel Studios repeated last year’s triumph with another rousing finale to three days of Hollywood presentations that sparked near hysteria as virtually the entire cast of Avengers: Age Of Ultron descended on Hall H.

Guillermo del Toro

Comic-Con: Guillermo del Toro thrills

A Legendary Entertainment panel heavy on action footage provided the perfect platform for Comic-Con favourite Guillermo del Toro to sneak footage from Crimson Peak and poll the crowd on the idea of a pair of future projects.

The Boxtrolls

Comic-Con: Ben Kingsley makes debut

Sir Ben Kingsley became yet another British star to make his Comic-Con debut as he joined a Focus Features panel to promote Laika Entertainment’s The Boxtrolls on Saturday.

Jessica Alba Comic-Con

Comic-Con: Sin City 2 dames talk it up

Nine years after the original hit theatres, director Robert Rodriguez and co-director Frank Miller returned to San Diego with key cast from their latest story and said they had already begun talks for a third episode.

The Judge

The Judge to open Toronto

David Dobkin’s drama to open TIFF in September.

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Comic-Con: Daniel Radcliffe charms

If there is a theme emerging at this year’s Comic-Con it is British talent making splashy show debuts and Daniel Radcliffe did not disappoint as he delighted Hall H on Friday (25) to promote Horns.

The Maze Runner

Comic-Con: Fox brings star power

Fox hosted a starry, two-hour Hall H presentation that featured Guillermo del Toro, Colin Firth and Samuel Jackson, the cast from The Maze Runner and a surprise appearance by rapper Biz Markie who performed his hit Just A Friend.

Kevin Smith

Comic-Con: Kevin Smith talks Tusk

Kevin Smith ruled the final Hall H session on Day 2 of Comic-Con (25) in his annual Q+A slot and used the occasion to enthuse about his return to film-making for what he called his best film.