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China’s Blossoms brings Huayi Brothers trio to Filmart Online

Beijing-based sales agency is also handling war epic Sacrifice and Vincent Zhao’s Counter Attack.Beijing-based sales agency Blossoms Entertainment is launches sales on three new productions from leading Chinese studio Huayi Brothers at Filmart Online, headed by historical war epic Railway Heroes.Starring Zhang Hanyu (Operation Red Sea) and Fan Wei (One Second), the film follows a […]

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The Rescue review – turbulent Chinese air-rescue adventure

Despite some dazzling, nail-biting chopper stunts, there’s an excess of pointless rushing around in this hymn to China’s emergency servicesThis goofy event movie is vying for the attentions of the Chinese lunar new year audience: a frenetic, exhausting mix of soap and spectacle. It’s overseen by Dante Lam, a sometime cult director confirming the transition […]

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Big-Budget Chinese Action Film ‘The Rescue’ Sets Day-And-Date North American Release

Cmc Pictures has acquired rights in North America to “The Rescue,” the Chinese big-budget action film that is expected to dominate Chinese New Year.The distributor will release the film in theaters on Jan. 25, 2020 in the U.S. and Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.The film is directed by Dante Lam and reunites the […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Crosses $500M in China

Avengers: Endgame is Hollywood’s first half-billion-dollar movie in China.The Marvel/Disney juggernaut crossed the $500 million mark late in the afternoon in Beijing on Thursday after already racing past Universal’s The Fate of the Furious ($392.8 million) to become the biggest imported film in China ever.Three patriotic local blockbusters sit at the very top of China’s […]

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China box office: ‘Dying To Survive’ stays top with $160m second week

The comedy drama held off challengers including ‘Hidden Man’.Dying To Survive continued to thrive at the Chinese box office in the period of Jul 9-15, as new opener Hidden Man failed to take it down from the top.Dying To Survive maintained an astounding momentum in its second week and added $159.7m for $350.2m after 11 […]

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China box office: ‘Dying To Survive’ stays top, big-budget fantasy ‘Asura’ flops

The comedy drama held off challengers including ‘Hidden Man’.Dying To Survive continued to thrive at the Chinese box office in the period of Jul 9-15, as new opener Hidden Man failed to take it down from the top.Dying To Survive maintained an astounding momentum in its second week and added $159.7m for $350.2m after 11 […]

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China Box Office Overtakes North America in First Quarter of 2018

China’s theatrical box office overtook North America to become the biggest in the world in the first quarter of this year.Gross theatrical revenues in China amounted to RMB20.2 billion in the three months to March, according to data assembled by Variety from official and industry sources. Using a conservative exchange rate of RMB6.30 to the […]

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China box office: ‘Tomb Raider’ debuts top, ‘Black Panther’ drops to second

Action-adventure starring Alicia Vikander takes $43.5m over opening weekend.Tomb Raider stole the Chinese box office crown in the week of Mar 12-18, while Operation Red Sea is now China’s second biggest film in history.Warner Bros’ reboot starring Alicia Vikander and reviewed here, earned $43.5m over its three-day opening weekend, almost doubling that of its North […]

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‘Black Panther’ Passes $10 Million on China Debut

“Black Panther” has made a bright start on top of the box office, as it heads into Chinese multiplexes. That should help allay fears that Chinese audiences are cool towards black-themed movies.By midday Friday, the Disney-Marvel Comic Universe film had grossed $9.87 million (RMB62.7 million), according to data from China Box Office. At that early […]

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