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'Mulan' flopped in its box-office debut in China

"Mulan." Walt Disney Pictures Disney's live-action "Mulan" remake debuted in China over the weekend with a disappointing $23 million, even with most theaters in the region back open. Calls erupted from outside China to boycott the movie after it premiered on Disney Plus and the end credits offered thanks to several Chinese government entities in Xinjiang that had been implicated in human-rights violations against Muslim Uighurs. Chinese authorities forced a media blackout on the movie in a...
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China Box Office: ‘Mulan’ Is No Hero With $23 Million Debut

Disney’s “Mulan” opened in China this weekend with disappointing figures of just $23 million, far from the slam dunk it had hoped for in a critical territory. While it still was the highest grosser of the weekend, it came in just a hair above the local historical epic “The Eight Hundred,” which grossed $21.7 million, […]
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Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Makes Soft Start at China Box Office

Disney’s Chinese-themed “Mulan” got off to a soft start on its debut in mainland China theaters on Friday. By 7pm on opening day, the Niki Caro-directed film had clocked up $6.23 million (RMB42.6 million), according to data from film ticketing agency Maoyan. That made it the top grossing title so far on Friday, with a […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Disney, Global, Box Office, Mulan, China Box Office, Niki Caro


China Box Office: ‘The Eight Hundred’ Beats ‘Tenet’ Each Day of Debut

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” has been hailed by the Western film industry as a savior of the in-person theatrical experience around the world, but this weekend in China it lost out repeatedly to the local savior of Chinese cinema, Huayi Brothers’ war film “The Eight Hundred.” The Chinese title bested “Tenet” each day of its three-day […]
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China Box Office: ‘Love You Forever’ Enjoys $38 Million Opening Day

Chinese romance film “Love You Forever” earned a stunning $38.3 million on Tuesday, its opening day in mainland China cinemas. That figure is the highest single day score achieved by any film worldwide in 2020. The film tells the story of a man who is able to go back in time to save the tragically-shortened […]
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China’s ‘The Eight Hundred’ Hits $40 Million Box Office Total on Opening Day

Chinese war film, “The Eight Hundred” achieved a cumulative box office score of more than $40 million by late afternoon on its opening day, Friday. By 5pm local time, the film had notched up RMB62.7 million or $9.04 million, according to data from China Box Office and Ent Group. By 6pm, the Friday score had […]
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China Box Office: Local Titles Beat ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Debut as Business Stays Sluggish

Local content is proving more of a draw than Hollywood films as China’s cinemas get back on their feet. Chinese drama “Enigma of Arrival” quashed “Dolittle” and “Jojo Rabbit” to take the top spot in theaters’ second weekend back in business, while a local animation bested the whimpering China debut of Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog.” […]
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Hong Kong and China Box Office to Take Separate Directions at Chinese New Year

In the more than six months that protest movements have rocked Hong Kong, a whole range of business sectors have become color-coded, as both Beijing-loyal blue elements and yellow pro-democracy forces have weaponized the economy. Companies on the front line include leading bank HSBC, airline Cathay Pacific and even the subway operator MTRC. Effects range […]
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China Box Office: Enduring ‘Sheep’ Leads Weekend, as Netflix’s ‘Extinction’ Makes Theatrical Debut

Universal Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “Extinction” starring Lizzy Caplan and Michael Pena was critically panned, yanked from its planned 2018 U.S. theatrical debut, and offloaded to Netflix. But it has found a new life on the big screen two years later in China, where it came in fifth at the box office over the weekend with […]
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China Box Office: ‘The Farewell,’ ‘Richard Jewell’ Fail To Unseat Local Holdovers

Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” and Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” both flopped in China with dismal $261,000 and $212,000 opening weekends, respectively, according to data from Maoyan.  Although “The Farewell” was distributed directly by Maoyan, one of China’s biggest online ticketing platforms, the critical darling made a paltry $78,000 (RMB537,000) on opening day Friday. Screenings were […]
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China Box Office: Pet Drama ‘Adoring’ Runs Away With Weekend Prize

Chinese pet drama, “Adoring” sauntered into 2020 at the head of China’s weekend box office with earnings of $16.8 million after debuting last Tuesday, the final day of the decade. The tear-jerking, but feel-good, ensemble drama about people and their companion cats, dogs and pigs has grossed a cumulative $62.4 million, according to consultancy Artisan […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, China Box Office, Spies in Disguise, IP Man 4, Sheep Without a Shepherd, Adoring


China Box Office: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Fizzles While ‘Ip Man 4’ Keeps Packing Punches

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” completely fizzled in its second weekend in China, setting it on track to become the least successful installment of the franchise by far in the world’s second largest film market. By Monday, “Skywalker” ranked seventh at the box office behind a pack of local Chinese action films and dramas. […]
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China Box Office: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Beaten By Martial Arts Finale ‘Ip Man 4’

Martial arts spectacular “Ip Man 4: The Finale” was the no-contest winner at the Chinese box office over the weekend. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” while doing great business in the rest of the world, limped into third spot in China. The Wilson Yip-directed historical action film “Ip Man 4” sees Donnie Yen as […]
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China Box Office: ‘Sheep Without a Shepherd,’ ‘Skyfire’ Lead Local Film Dominance

Locally made films “Sheep Without a Shepherd,” “Skyfire” and “Gone With the Light” dominated weekend takings at the mainland Chinese box office. Hollywood’s holdovers were consigned to the lesser rankings. “Sheep Without a Shepherd” is a remake of 2013 Indian thriller “Drishyam” and tells the story of a man trying to cover up for his […]
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China Box Office: ‘Shepherd’ and ‘Skyfire’ Lead Local Film Dominance

Chinese-made films “Sheep Without A Shepherd,” “Skyfire” and “Gone With the Light” dominated weekend takings at the mainland Chinese box office. Hollywood’s holdovers were consigned to the lesser rankings. “Shepherd” is a remake of 2013 Indian thriller “Drishyam” and tells the story of a man trying to cover up for his daughter’s killing of a […]
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China Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Makes Best China Debut Ever for Disney Animated Film

“Frozen 2” iced out all its competitors in China this weekend, skidding out in front of the pack to top the local box office with a $53.2 million debut – the best ever for a Disney animated film in the Middle Kingdom. “Frozen 2” made more in three days than the original “Frozen” made during […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Disney, Global, Box Office, Roland Emmerich, China Box Office, Midway, Frozen 2, Charlies Angels, Disney Animated Film


China Box Office: ‘Better Days’ Steps Out as World’s Top-Grossing Film

Edgy Chinese youth drama “Better Days” battled through two tangles with Chinese censors to come out on top this weekend as the highest grossing film in the world with a $81.5 million three-day debut, proving that local language melodrama and star power with a dash of grit can go a long way. Globally, it bested […]
Tags: Asia, News, Disney, Global, Ang Lee, China Box Office, Better Days, Derek Tsang, Gemini Man, Zhou Dongyu, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Jackson Yee


China Box Office: Hollywood Sweeps Up With ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Gemini Man’

The first Hollywood blockbusters to hit China after the country’s big National Day holiday have, as expected, swept away holdover patriotic titles that had previously ruled the box office. “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” edged out another new release, “Gemini Man,” to lead the pack with a $22.5 million opening weekend. While Disney’s “Maleficent” arrived in […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, China, Disney, Global, Box Office, Ang Lee, Bona Film Group, China Box Office, Gemini Man, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, My People My Country, The Captain


China Box Office: ‘The Captain’ Flies to $340 Million After Two Weeks on Release

Patriotic thriller “The Captain” held on to the top spot at the Chinese box office for the second weekend, again leading from propaganda omnibus “My People, My Country.” “The Captain,” also known as “The Chinese Pilot” earned $34.9 million according to consultancy Artisan Gateway, for a two-week cumulative of $343 million. The cumulative for “People,” […]
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China Box Office: ‘My People’ and ‘The Captain’ Both Enjoy $100 Million Weekend Scores

Two Chinese films – both patriotic, but of very different genres – dominated the weekend box office in China. Both scored more than $100 million and extended their already stunning midweek tallies. According to data from Artisan Gateway, Bona Film Group’s “The Captain” (aka “The Chinese Pilot”) earned $103 million, narrowly ahead of the state-backed […]
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China Box Office: ‘Aladdin’ Opens on Top With $19 Million Weekend

Disney’s “Aladdin” opened on top of the Chinese box office with a less than magical $18.7 million debut weekend. According to data from Artisan Gateway, the film beat previous chart winner “Detective Pikachu” which earned $7.5 million in its third weekend. That score advances the cumulative China total for “Pikachu” to $83.3 million. The Guy […]
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China Box Office: ‘Capernaum’ Makes Surprise Breakthrough but ‘Endgame’ Still Reigns

Though “Avengers: Endgame” remains the uncontested top title in China, where it broke dozens of box office records within days to emerge as the most successful foreign film ever in the country, the surprise upstart of the weekend was the Lebanese film “Capernaum,” which has become a breakout sensation nearly a year after its Cannes […]
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China Box Office: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Breaks a Host of Records

The astonishing five-day haul of $331 million (RMB2.22 billion) for “Avengers: Endgame” in China has set a record for the country’s highest-grossing opening weekend of any film, Western or local, and puts the Marvel finale on track to eclipse in about one week what its predecessor, “Infinity War,” made during its entire monthlong run in the […]
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Finish Weekend With $329 Million China Haul

Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” is poised to complete its five-day opening weekend with a monstrous $329 million haul in China. Provisional figures from local tracking service China Box Office point to a cumulative of RMB2.21 billion, including previews. At a conversion rate of RMB6.72 to the US dollar, a total of $330 million seems near at […]
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China Box Office: ‘Wonder Park’ Fails to Impress While ‘P Storm’ Rages On

Even on one of the quietest weekends of the year, new U.S. animated release “Wonder Park” failed to inspire Chinese audiences as much as Hong Kong and Indian movies already in their third weekend in theaters. Starring the voice talents of Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Mila Kunis, and Ken Jeong, among many others, the film […]
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China Box Office: ‘Wonder Park’ Fails to Open While ‘P Storm’ Rages On

Even on one of the quietest weekends of the year, new-release U.S. animated feature “Wonder Park” did not inspire Chinese audiences as much as Hong Kong and Indian movies already in their third weekend in theaters. Starring the voice talents of Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Mila Kunis, and Ken Jeong, among many others, the film […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Global, Box Office, Paramount Pictures, Shazam, Ken Jeong, China Box Office, Louis Koo, Matthew Broderick Jennifer Garner Mila Kunis, Wonder Park, P Storm


China Box Office: ‘P Storm’ Continues Weak Reign as ‘Shazam!’ Fades Quickly

Hong Kong’s “P Storm” continued to wash over the China box office during another lackluster weekend.  The film enjoyed an $18.5 million haul in its second weekend, down 55% from its $39.8 million opening, according to data from Artisan Gateway. The thriller is the fourth installment of a franchise that follows actor Louis Koo as […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Global, Box Office, Warner Brothers, Shazam, China Box Office, Louis Koo, Andhadhun, P Storm


China Box Office: ‘P Storm’ Rains On ‘Shazam!’s’ Parade

“P Storm,” the fourth installment of a Hong Kong crime thriller franchise, beat Warner Bros.’ new DC Comics superhero flick “Shazam!” by nearly $10 million over their three-day opening weekend in China, indicating a continued preference of Chinese audiences for local films over U.S. fare. According to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway, “P Storm” took […]
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Dc Comics, Warner Bros, Shazam, China Box Office, Dumbo, Lou Ye, Andhadhun, P Storm, The Shadow Play


China Box Office: ‘Dumbo’ Falls Short of Nostalgic Local Fare

Despite a lack of blockbuster competition, Disney’s live-action “Dumbo” didn’t fly all that far in its China opening, failing to soar past a nostalgic Chinese drama already in its second week as sentimental human-interest dramas filled many of the top spots. Er Dong Pictures’ “Song of Youth” was the weekend’s top performer, taking in $11.7 […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Disney, Global, Mirage, China Box Office, Dumbo, Dong Pictures, More Than Blue, Song of Youth


China Box Office: Taiwan’s ‘More Than Blue’ Wins Second Weekend

Taiwanese melodrama, “More Than Blue” held strong at the Chinese box office, to secure a second week of success. The film is a Chinese-language remake of a Korean film from 2009, involving Singapore’s MM2 and the filmmaking arm of Fox Networks. With little in the way of strong, new competition, “blue” scored $27 million, according […]
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