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Indian film ‘Dangal’ set to make history in Chinese mainland

Earning 76.4 million yuan ($11.06 million) during its first weekend in the Chinese mainland, biographical sports drama Dangal is now the second highest-earning Indian film in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/8 19:08:39

Passionate speeches take spotlight at MTV Movie and TV awards

Spirited speeches were front and center at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Sunday, where the night's top winners at the usually irreverent awards show took to the stage to champion diversity and inclusion.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/8 16:38:39

‘Guardians’ at No.1

The lighthearted space romp Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 had a massive opening weekend, according to industry estimates Sunday, selling some $145 million tickets in the US and Canada after last week's equally impressive foreign debut.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/8 16:28:39

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" tops Chinese box office

Disney and Marvel's "Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2" rocketed to top spot in China with box office sales of 317 million yuan ($45.9 million) in the week ending May 7.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/8 14:57:38

Hollywood action blockbusters dominating Chinese mainland theaters

Forty-two-year-old Tan Xiaofen went to see The Fate of the Furious together with her 50-year-old husband and teenage son when the film debuted in Chinese mainland on April 14. Although a huge fan of film, it had been so long since she last saw a movie, that she couldn’t remember the last time she had seen one.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/7 18:23:40

Chinese translation of ‘Fantastic Beasts’ comes to mainland bookstores

The Chinese version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay hit bookstores in the Chinese mainland on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/7 18:08:39

"Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be with You Festival" held in Singapore

Two Star Wars cosplayers attend the "Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be with You Festival" held in Singapore's Gardens by the Bay on May 4, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 8:31:13

US cartoonist jailed for two years for claiming to be Kung Fu Panda creator

A US cartoonist who falsely claimed to be creator of Kung Fu Panda has been sentenced to two years in prison for fraud, local media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/5 8:12:46

'The Fate of the Furious' holds Chinese mainland top spot for third week

Taking in 173.76 million yuan ($25.20 million) over the three-day May Day weekend, action film The Fate of the Furious topped the holiday box office in the Chinese mainland. The eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, the film has earned a total of 2.56 billion yuan over the past three weekends, making it the highest-earning imported film in the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 17:58:39

Michael Moore heads to Broadway

Film provocateur Michael Moore will make his theatrical debut in a one-man show that explores the rise of US President Donald Trump and the resistance to him, producers announced Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/2 17:53:39

Controversial translator gives behind-the-scenes look at how imported films are localized in China

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is scheduled to hit Chinese cinemas on Friday. The highly anticipated film is the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, which earned 594 million yuan ($86.1 million) at the Chinese mainland box office back in 2014.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/1 18:08:39

“Furious 8” charges ahead

Universal's The Fate of the Furious continued to dominate the North American box office over the weekend, easily fending off three newcomers at home while also passing the $1 billion mark worldwide, industry data showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/1 17:58:40

‘Godfather’ cast members reunite at New York film festival

Cast members of The Godfather movies were reunited in Manhattan Saturday, nearly half a century after the first of the legendary mafia films hit theaters.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/1 16:13:39

"Fast 8": China's all-time top-grossing imported film

"The Fate of the Furious", or "Fast 8", became the all-time top-grossing imported film in China on Saturday, with ticket sales of 2.44 billion yuan (around 350 million US dollars) since its opening on April 14.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/30 14:58:27

"The Fate of the Furious" continues to lead Chinese box office

Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" unsurprisingly held the top spot for a second week in the Chinese film market, earning 833 million yuan (121 million USdollars) in the week ending April 23.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/30 14:05:05

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ cleared for release

An award-winning Hindi film exploring women's sexuality that was blocked by India's censorship board for being "lady-oriented" has been cleared for release by an appeals tribunal, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 18:08:40

Oscar-winning ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director dies

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs whose four-decade career produced a staggering array of work from romantic comedy to social and political documentaries, died Wednesday. He was 73.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 16:18:40

Return to summer

Disney announced Tuesday it had set the date of May 24, 2019 for Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars: Episode IX and is delaying the next Indiana Jones a full year.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/26 15:48:40