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Ning Hao-produced 'Dying to Survive' set to hit big screens in July

Dying to Survive, the very first work from young filmmakers' project by well-known Chinese director Ning Hao's Dirty Monkey Pictures, will release in the Chinese mainland on July 6 during the fiercely competitive summer movie season, Ning, the producer of the film, announced on Thursday at a press conference in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 17:58:39

Netflix pulls out of Cannes festival due to new regulations

Netflix's chief content officer said in an interview published on Wednesday that the streaming giant would not attend this year's Cannes Film Festival because of a change in French regulations.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 17:53:40

US sci-fi flick 'Annihilation' to debut in Chinese mainland with an R-rated warning

Annihilation, the US science-fiction film starring Natalie Portman, will come to Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday with an R-rated warning, according to newly-released promotional material for the film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 17:48:40

Hollywood exploring market with China's chart-topping metrics

On the heels of China's box office coup in the first quarter of 2018, beating out US grosses and catapulting it to the top of the global box office for the first time, Hollywood is exploring how to adapt to the changing landscape of a "world's largest market" that's not its own.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 9:29:56

Chinese fans and professionals pay tribute to late legendary Japanese animator Isao Takahata

The recently-concluded Qingming Festival was chilly in China, with snow and rain hitting large parts of the country. Yet it was even chillier for animation fans as one of their most beloved Japanese animators, Isao Takahata, passed away that day.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 18:38:39

Bollywood's Salman Khan thanks fans after jail release

Convicted Bollywood star Salman Khan tweeted "tears of gratitude" to all his fans on Monday in his first remarks since being bailed over a five-year jail sentence for killing rare antelopes.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/10 17:28:40

Local demands, local productions fuel China's box office bonanza: Hollywood experts

China posted 3.17 billion US dollars in box office returns - its single largest box office cume ever this past quarter - beating out US grosses and catapulting it to the top of the global box office for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 8:02:21

'Quiet Place' makes noise

Horror-thriller A Quiet Place, a movie featuring barely three minutes of dialogue, made a resounding debut in North American theaters over the three-day weekend, taking in an estimated $50 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/9 16:48:39

Hollywood gets wakeup call from China's box office

Hollywood knew it was coming, just not this soon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/9 8:53:59

Actress Susan Anspach of 'Five Easy Pieces' passes away at 75

Actress Susan Anspach, who appeared in the 1970 classic "Five Easy Pieces" with Jack Nicholson and other films, has died at the age of 75.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 16:58:40

'Ready Player One' and 'Hindi Medium' lead China's Qingming Festival box office

Chinese box office during the three-day Qingming Festival holiday that ran from Thursday to Saturday reached a record-high of 684 million yuan ($108.5 million), a 17 percent year-on-year increase.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 16:58:39

Khan freed on bail

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan left prison on Saturday after being granted bail so he can contest a five-year jail sentence for killing rare antelopes.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 15:38:39

Family films perform strong at box office

Family-friendly fare rounded the bases to slide home as the box office's biggest winners in recent years, making up eight of the top ten highest-grossing movies of the past year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/8 6:36:06

Chinese artist captures moviegoers' imagination with poster for del Toro's Oscar-winning film

The Chinese poster for the film in particular gained traction on social media in China after Guillermo del Toro, the film's director, tweeted about it online. ‏Receiving some 66,000 'likes' on Twitter, the poster is painted in the style of a traditional Chinese watercolor and depicts the two main characters of the film, a woman and a monster-like fish man, floating upside down against a white and blue background.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 17:08:39

Zurong Dialect Film Festival aims to promote productions in local Chinese dialects

The organizers of the Third Zurong Dialect Film Festival, China's first movie festival aimed at promoting cinematic works in which a majority of the dialogue is in one of China's many local dialects, held a press conference in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 16:58:40

'Ready Player One' at No.1

Steven Spielberg's high-octane futuristic homage to films of the 1980s, Ready Player One, debuted in top spot at the North American Easter weekend box office, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2018/4/2 16:58:39

Nolan bats for celluloid filmmaking on India trip

Hollywood director Christopher Nolan on Saturday made an impassioned plea to the Indian film industry to revive celluloid as a medium for movies.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/1 17:13:39

"Ready Player One" scores 200 mln yuan at Chinese box office

Steven Spielberg's latest sci-fi film "Ready Player One" passed the 200 million yuan mark at the Chinese box office on Saturday, according to Maoyan, a major film database in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/1 6:43:10