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Move Over, Patty Jenkins: How China’s Jia Ling Became the World’s Highest-Grossing Female Director

She may not be a household name anywhere other than her native China, but Chinese helmer Jia Ling has officially overtaken Patty Jenkins as the world’s highest-grossing female director for a single film.After an extended three-month run, Jia’s Chinese New Year blockbuster “Hi, Mom,” finally left Chinese theaters Tuesday. It has grossed $838 million (RMB5.41 […]

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‘Hi, Mom’ Review: Rivers of Tears Flow in Appealing Chinese Time-Travel Dramedy

“Hi, Mom” begins as a pleasant enough comic fantasy about a young Chinese woman who time-travels from 2001 to 1981 and becomes friends with her late mother. That’s before it flicks an inspired story-telling switch and turns into a top-notch tearjerker that will have viewers everywhere reaching for the tissues. The deeply personal debut feature […]

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China box office: ‘Hi, Mom’, ‘Detective Chinatown 3’ both pass $600m

Total box office for the weekend of February 19-21 came to $237.2m, according to Artisan Gateway figures.Lunar New Year releases Hi, Mom and Detective Chinatown 3 have both sailed past $600m in box office on their second weekend of release (February 19-21), according to figures from theatrical consultancy Artisan Gateway.Beijing Culture’s Hi, Mom, a time […]

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China Box Office: ‘Hi, Mom’ Overtakes Initial Frontrunner ‘Detective Chinatown 3’ in Total Sales

The Beijing Culture-backed tear-jerking comedy “Hi, Mom” grossed $134 million this weekend to finally surpass Wanda Film’s record-breaking Chinese New Year holiday frontrunner “Detective Chinatown 3” in overall box office, having led the latter in single-day returns since Monday.It is now only the sixth film to ever have grossed more than RMB400 million ($62 million) […]

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China’s New Year Box Office Breaks $1.2 Billion as ‘Hi, Mom’ Catches ‘Detective Chinatown 3’

China’s Lunar New Year holiday brought in a record $1.2 billion (RMB7.8 billion) in ticket sales, making a tenth of the global 2020 box office in just six days.It marked the first time in Chinese film history that the country’s single-day box office exceeded RMB1 billion ($155 million) for five consecutive days. More than 160 […]

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