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China's box office rakes in over 56 bln yuan in 11 months

China has seen a total box office revenue of more than 56.3 billion yuan (8.2 billion US dollars) during the first 11 months of 2018, up 10.87 percent year-on-year, according to the State Film Administration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 14:05:07

What's The Buzz

A new Chinese language documentary series co-produced by Tencent Video and Japan's NHK, 72 Hours China, turned heads at the recently concluded World Congress of Science & Factual Producers in Australia, which ran from November 27 to 30.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 19:28:39

'Ralph' beats the 'Grinch' to stay atop North American box office

Disney animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet held the top spot in North American theaters for a second straight weekend, taking in an estimated $25.8 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/3 18:28:40

Shanghai Film Week in UK pays tribute to director Xie Jin

This year marks the 10th anniversary of famous Chinese film director Xie Jin. To commemorate the master filmmaker's body of work, new 4K restorations of six of his classic works including Hibiscus Town and Woman Basketball Player No.5 were screened over the weekend at the ongoing Shanghai Film Week in London.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 18:03:23

China-Russian co-production 'How I Became Russian' gets release date

How I Became Russian, a film adaptation of the 2015 hit Russian TV comedy of the same name, is set to debut in the Chinese mainland on January 18, 2019, the film's Chinese distributer announced on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 17:43:40

New heroes

For what seems like the umpteenth time, Spider-Man is back on the big screen.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/2 17:38:40

New US-China documentary explores the role of ordinary people in diplomacy

"LA (Los Angeles) is the perfect city to screen this documentary," said California's Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin De Leon, referring to the new US-China documentary film Better Angels.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/2 16:48:39

"Crazy Rich Asians" makes debut on Chinese mainland

Warner Bros. film "Crazy Rich Asians" hit the screens on the Chinese mainland starting Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 20:20:26

The success of 'Kung Fu Panda 3'

The highest-earning China-themed Hollywood animated film franchise ever, the Kung Fu Panda films are definitely a landmark series that has helped export Chinese culture to the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 19:18:41

SpongeBob creator dies at 57

Stephen Hillenburg, the biology teacher turned creative genius behind the wildly successful SpongeBob SquarePants children's animation series has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/28 18:08:40

'Last Tango In Paris' director dies

Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose films include Last Tango In Paris and 1900, died on Monday aged 77.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/27 19:08:41

'Crazy Rich Asians' cast and crew discuss the film's core message of family and love

After creating a huge buzz in the US for being the first Hollywood-produced movie with an all-Asian cast in the past 25 years, Crazy Rich Asians is finally set to screen in the Chinese mainland this Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:28:42

Director James Wan to introduce Chinese superhero fans to a new world in 'Aquaman'

While audiences in China already deeply familiar with superhero stories taking place in famous cities like New York and even in outer space, Warner Bros is trying to catch moviegoers' attention by taking its DC Extended Universe (DCEU) to a new location: under the sea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 18:48:41

Cairo Int'l Film Festival kicks off amid high expectations

The 40th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) opened Tuesday in the Egyptian capital amid high expectations for the oldest film festival in the Middle East region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 16:43:41

Bollywood actress apologizes for #MeToo comments

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta apologized on Tuesday over comments she made about India's #MeToo movement that sparked a furor on social media.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 17:58:42

American sci-fi "Venom" leads Chinese box office

American sci-fi film "Venom" dominated the Chinese mainland box office in the week ending Nov. 18, according to China Film News.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 17:14:35

'Star Wars' producer receives lifetime achievement award

Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy on Sunday accepted a lifetime achievement award from the organizers of the Oscars and said she hoped it would open the door for new voices in the movie industry who "might bring the world back to its senses."
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/20 18:08:40

'Fantastic Beasts' casts winning spell

Again confirming the magic touch of J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald took in an estimated $62.2 million this weekend to lead North American box offices, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/19 18:28:40