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China Box Office: ‘Leap’ Opening Weekend Outpaces ‘Mulan’ Debut by $1.6 Million

Peter Chan’s volleyball drama “Leap” has jumped above its competition in China this weekend with a $24.6 million three-day debut, highlighting Chinese audiences’ continued preference for well-crafted local titles, according to data from the Maoyan industry tracker.The score is higher than the $23 million opening of Disney’s “Mulan” the weekend of Sept. 11, but less […]

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Gong Li Drama ‘Leap’ Opens to $8.2 Million in China

Female-led volleyball drama “Leap” hit China with an $8.2 million opening day Friday, narrowly topping the premiere-day box office haul of Disney’s “Mulan” earlier this month, according to industry tracker Maoyan.Both films star China-born Singaporean actress Gong Li, who plays a powerful witch character in “Mulan” and the hard-driving, real-life head coach of the Chinese […]

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China’s Cinemas to Soon Operate at 75% Capacity, as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

China announced on Tuesday that it will soon relax pandemic-related restrictions currently placed on cinemas and allow venues to sell up to 75% of their available tickets.Chinese cinemas are currently limited to just half capacity, but can shift over to selling 75% of their available tickets from Sept. 25, the China Film Distribution & Projection […]

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Chinese New Year film releases pulled due to coronavirus outbreak

Seven major blockbusters were set for release during the holiday.All films set for release during the Chinese Lunar New Year period have been pulled due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus in what is a major blow to the Chinese film industry.At least seven major blockbusters were due to open during the holiday, which […]

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