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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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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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China’s Box Office Hit New Heights in 2019, as Hollywood’s Share Shrank

Hollywood films had a historically unsuccessful year at the China box office in 2019, data from Chinese authorities and online ticketing platform Maoyan show, although the country’s theatrical revenues rose to a new all-time high.American titles accounted for just two of the country’s top ten grossers last year, with “Avengers: Endgame” placing third and “Fast […]

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ China Box Office Overtakes North America Gross in Second Weekend

“Hobbs & Shaw” dropped a gear or two in its second weekend on release in Chinese theaters. The “Fast & Furious” franchise spinoff nevertheless remained in pole position ahead of a largely unchanged chasing pack at the Chinese box office.According to data from distribution and exhibition consultancy Artisan Gateway, “Hobbs” scored $26.3 million on its […]

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