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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.

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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.

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'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.

Cold War 2

China box office: Chinese films score 1-2-3

12-Jul-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Cold War 2 top at Chinese box office between Jul 4 - 10; first time since early February that Chinese films score 1-2-3.

Now You See Me 2

China box office: 'Now You See Me 2' holds weekly lead; 'Turtles 2' rules weekend

5-Jul-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Magical caper becomes Lionsgate’s biggest film ever in China.

Now You See Me 2

China box office: 'Now You See Me 2' beats 'Independence Day'

28-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Lionsgate had its biggest opening in China with Now You See Me 2 on $43.64m from its first three days

China box office: 'Warcraft' hits $200m as 'Finding Dory' opens second

22-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Warcraft continued to reign supreme at the Chinese box office, taking $48.19m in the week of Jun 13 -19.

Warcraft

'Warcraft' boosts China box office as records tumble

14-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Warcraft sets record-breaking debut, while X-Men nears $100m.

Warcraft

'Warcraft' scores record $46m China opening day

8-Jun-2016 | By

Legendary and Universal Pictures offered the latest proof if any were needed on Wednesday of why industry experts believe the territory will become the biggest box office market on the planet by 2017.

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' tops China box office

7-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

X-Men: Apocalypse rules the chart as Captain America nears $200m.

Warcraft

‘Warcraft’ sets China pre-sales record

6-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Fantasy epic to open in China two days before North America.

Angry Birds

'Angry Birds' soars at China box office

24-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Angry Birds beat Captain America to the top spot; Divergent opened in third.

China box office: 'Captain America' holds off 'Finding Mr Right'

17-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Captain America: Civil War tops again, while Song Of The Phoenix saw huge gains after begging for screens.

'Captain America' scores record-breaking debut in China

10-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The film clocked up $96.6m over its three-day opening weekend, 56% of the week’s total box office.

Finding Mr Right Book Of Love

'Finding Mr. Right' tops China box office

3-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Finding Mr. Right: Book Of Love tops The Jungle Book in a week that saw more homegrown than foreign releases.

'The Jungle Book' remains top in China

26-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Jungle Book nears $100m as Yesterday Once More and The Huntsman: Winter’s War debut in second and third, respectively.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' becomes India’s biggest Hollywood film

21-Apr-2016 | By

Boosted by local cultural connections, Disney’s The Jungle Book has become the highest-grossing Hollywood film ever in India, taking $23.8m (Rs1.58bn) in 12 days.

'The Jungle Book' swings to top spot in China

19-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Four new releases made the box office top 10, with The Jungle Book leading the way.

Chongqing Hotpot

China box office: Chongqing Hot Pot cooks up top spot

12-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Yang Qing’s dark comedy claimed top spot while London Has Fallen outscored its North American debut in second.

'Batman v Superman' edges out 'My Beloved Bodyguard' in China

4-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Batman v Superman and new Chinese action-drama The Bodyguard were neck-and-neck while Yang Qing’s Chongqing Hot Pot was a close third.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

'Batman v Superman' storms China box office

29-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Warner Bros’ scores local record while Zootopia nears $200m and The Revenant passes $50m.

Zootopia

'Zootopia' biggest animated film in China

22-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Zootopia beat Kung Fu Panda 3 to become the biggest animated film in China, while The Revenant opened second.

Ip Man 3

'Ip Man 3' distributor has licence suspended for box office fraud

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The company admitted fabricating more than 7,600 screenings of the film, amounting to $8.6m in fraudulent receipts.

Ip Man 3

'Ip Man 3' tops China box office as 'The Mermaid' passes $500m

8-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Ip Man 3 and Zootopia lead the way in China as The Mermaid swims past $500m.

Mermaid

'The Mermaid' crosses $500m at China box office

7-Mar-2016 | By

Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid has grossed more than $500m at the Chinese box office and will climb even higher as its run has been extended by three months.

Ip Man 3

'Ip Man 3' rules international box office on $75m

6-Mar-2016 | By

MARCH 7 UPDATE: Ip Man 3 added an estimated $75m over the weekend to reach an early $76.5m.

Mermaid

China box office: 'The Mermaid' holds firm

1-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Mermaid surges towards $500m, while Kung Fu Panda 3 became China’s top animated film.

The Mermaid

'The Mermaid' becomes China's highest-grossing film

23-Feb-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Stephen Chow’s comedy moved ahead of Monster Hunt to become the country’s top-grossing film, while Kung Fu Panda 3 targets all-time animation record.

Sweet 20

'Sweet 20' breaks Vietnamese box office record

19-Feb-2016 | By

The remake of Korean hit Miss Granny has become the country’s highest-grossing local film.

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'An Inconvenient Truth' follow-up to premiere at Sundance

Paramount will release the eco doc that reunites former US vice president Al Gore with Participant Media and will premiere on the festival’s opening night under inaugural programme The New Climate.

Isabelle Huppert

Huppert makes Arab bow in Taia’s Treasure

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Acclaimed French actress Isabelle Huppert is in line to make her starring debut in an Arab film, playing a Morocco-born French woman in Abdellah Taïa’s The Treasure.

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Saba Mubarak joins Inshallah It’s A Boy

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak has signed for the lead role in up-and-coming director Amjad Al-Rasheed’s debut feature Inshallah It’s A Boy – A Chapter From The Fabled Life Of Nawal.

Lady Macbeth

Front Row courts Lady Macbeth

EXCLUSIVE: Dubai-based pan-Arab distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment picked up 31 titles at the recent American Film Market, including critically-acclaimed drama Lady Macbeth, which is screening in the Cinema of the World section at this year’s DIFF.

Sky Fox

21st Century Fox makes Sky takeover offer

Bid from Rupert Murdoch-controlled US outfit values Sky at £18.5bn.

Sisterhood

IFFAM: Hong Kong's One Cool Group launches international sales arm

EXCLUSIVE: Local talents shine at inaugural Macao fest.

Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven to head Berlin jury

Dutch director of Elle and RoboCop will serve as jury president at the 67th Berlinale.

Asif Kapadia

Kapadia reveals details of Maradona doc

UK film-maker Asif Kapadia talked about his upcoming project, a documentary covering the life of football player Diego Maradona, in a panel about his career at DIFF.

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Dubai 2016: Screen's dailies

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Dubai International Film Festival here.

Universal titles eighth 'Fast & Furious' film Video

Studio brass on Friday unveiled the new title of the next entry in the $3bn-plus global franchise and unveiled a teaser trailer ahead of the April 14 release.

'Star Wars: Rogue One' dominates UK social media buzz

Rogue One topped this week’s chart, while Disney’s Moana maintained a high level of interest.

Dapper Laughs Fanged Up

Controversial comedy character Dapper Laughs wraps debut feature 'Fanged Up'

EXCLUSIVE: Screen can reveal a first-look image from the comedy-horror.

Kaswara Alkhatib

Uturn’s Dubai move heralds global push

Jeddah-based digital content platform Uturn Entertainment is moving its head office to Dubai as part of a push to expand across the region and further afield.

LIsa

VOX boards Emirati trio

VOX Cinemas has boarded the next film by the makers of Emirati street racing hit Hajwala and also acquired local director Ahmed Zain’s comedy drama Lisa, which premieres at DIFF this year.

Screen Dec 9 2016

Screen December 9 2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes interviews with the people behind La La Land and Lion, and Screen’s critics’ picks of the year.

Kanu Behl

Three Rivers brings Indian projects to DIFF

Dubai Film Market is introducing a selection of Indian projects for the first time this year through a partnership with Europe’s PJLF Three Rivers Residency.

John Madden and actor Jake Lacy

John Madden not trumped by US election

UK film-maker John Madden admits he feared the drama of the US presidential election would overtake his Washington-set political film Miss Sloane as he was shooting it earlier this year.

Abdullah Hassan Ahmed

Sunrise wins IWC Filmmaker Award

UAE filmmaker Abdullah Hassan Ahmed’s Sunrise scooped the $100,000 IWC Filmmaker Award at DIFF last night.

US Briefs: Palm Springs to honour Amy Adams

The star of Arrival will collect the Chairman’s Award at the awards gala of the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 2.

Trench 11

North American briefs: 'Trench 11' shooting in Winnipeg

Shooting is underway on the horror title set in France 1918 as an Allied tunneller played by Rossif Sutherland is sent to sabotage a German secret weapon.