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China movie box office revenue to reach 78 bln yuan by 2021: Nomura

China's movie box office income is expected to see an average annual increase of 9 percent by 2021, a Nomura report showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 14:57:35

Chinese film wins jury award at Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival

Chinese film "Dead pigs" won a jury award Saturday at the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 14:56:28

Back from sabbatical

Former Disney animation chief John Lasseter, who resigned last year after acknowledging he made staff feel uncomfortable with unwanted hugs, has landed a new job at Skydance Media, the company said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 16:53:41

Russian region nurtures local film boom

In Russia's remote Yakutia region the film industry is booming, despite shooting schedules being restricted by some of the coldest winters on Earth and directors blaming "spirits" for disturbing the production crew.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 16:48:40

Iranian films to be displayed at Dhaka intl' film festival

Four Iranian films have paved their path to Dhaka Film Festival and will be screened at the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival.
Source: IRNA | 2019/1/9 21:24:04

Margot Robbie to portray Barbie in first live-action film

Australian actress Margot Robbie will play the role of Mattel's iconic Barbie doll in the toy's first live-action film, Mattel and Warner Bros said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/9 17:53:45

Kevin Spacey denies indecent assault in groping case

Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty on Monday to indecently assaulting a teenager who alleged that the Oscar-winning US actor groped him in a bar in Massachusetts in 2016.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/8 17:03:39

'Bohemian Rhapsody' rocks Golden Globes as China cheers Sandra Oh win, saying "She deserves what she won"

Bohemian Rhapsody pulled a major upset at the close of the Golden Globes on Sunday, taking home the final two top prizes to put itself into the Oscars conversation along with Green Book and Roma.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2019/1/7 17:43:40

'China Salesman' seeks to capitalize on Sino-US trade row

Action film China Salesman will return to Chinese mainland theaters on Wednesday after a short release in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/7 17:38:39

"Bohemian Rhapsody," "Green Book" take top prizes at 76th Golden Globe Awards

Music biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" and comedy drama "Green Book" took home the top film prizes at the 76th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, winning Best Drama and Best Comedy, respectively.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/7 17:07:31

'Aquaman' makes waves again

Aquaman left other movies in its wake in North American box offices this weekend, taking in an estimated $30.7 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/7 16:18:39

Amateur director Lu Qingyi's award-winning documentary film debut 'Four Springs' to hit Chinese cinemas nationwide on Friday

A story about amateur director Lu Qingyi's parents and named after the four springs from 2013 to 2016, documentary Four Springs won best documentary at the FIRST International Film Festival in July of 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 21:48:39

Walt Disney Studios hauls in $7.32 billion at the global box office in 2018

Disney posted its second best year at the box office ever, raking in $7.325 billion worldwide for everything from Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War to hit animated sequel Incredibles 2 and the latest Star Wars film.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/3 21:43:39

Campaign for Bi Gan's latest film leads to backlash from audiences

Award-winning director Bi Gan's latest film Long Day's Journey into Night saw a major backlash from Chinese audiences after the film debuted on Monday night, the last day of 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 19:08:39

A behind-the-scenes look at how China's fans help their idols capture the public's attention

In late December, magazine CBNWeekly joined with third-party advertising technology company Miaozhen Systems to release a list of the most commercially valuable Chinese stars for 2018. The ranking is based on data collected from major Chinese online platforms including Sina Weibo, Taobao, WeChat, Baidu and TikTok in five areas such as a star's professionalism and ability to capture the attention of the public.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 18:08:40

Chinese film market: Hollywood still strong, while Bollywood needs a boost

Hollywood superhero films are still big money draws while Bollywood films are beginning to saturate the market, said the China Theatrical Market Report, Maoyan, the Chinese ticketing and box-office data platform, on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 17:07:03

Chinese director Bi Gan's 'Long Day's Journey into Night' sees backlash in China after great reviews at Cannes

Award-winning director Bi Gan's latest film Long Day's Journey into Night saw a major backlash from Chinese audiences after the film debuted on Monday night, the last day of 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/2 17:43:39

Aamir Khan's 'Thugs of Hindostan' loses a battle, but Indian film as a whole still winning in China

Can Aamir Khan save Thugs of Hindostan?
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/1 18:38:40