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Race to the top

The Fate of the Furious debuted in super-high gear over the weekend, taking in $100.2 million on North American screens and roaring to record global revenues of more than a half-billion dollars, industry analysts estimated Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/17 17:03:39

"The Fate of the Furious" smashes global box office records

Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" smashed global box office records with an estimated 532.5 million US dollars, setting a new high-water mark for an opening weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/17 8:05:08

Montreal World Film Festival makes Chinese section permanent

A special section for Chinese films will become a permanent fixture at the Montreal World Film Festival starting from this year, the festival’s president Serge Losique announced at a press conference in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 18:43:39

'The Fate of the Furious' sets box office records during debut weekend in Chinese mainland

Earning more than 1 billion yuan ($145.27 million) in less than three days, The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, has set new box-office records for the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 16:28:39

Cannes Festival announces 2017 selection of competing films

The official selection of the 70th Cannes Film Festival was unveiled Thursday with 18 films competing for the Palme d'Or, organizers said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/14 7:23:00

Director Lu Yang’s ‘Brotherhood of Blades’ sequel ‘Warfield of Shura’ receives August release date for the Chinese mainland

Chinese director Lu Yang announced in Beijing on Tuesday that his latest film Warfield of Shura (修罗战场), a sequel to 2014's Brotherhood of Blades (绣春刀), has been scheduled to hit screens in the Chinese mainland on August 11, right in the middle of China's competitive summer movie season.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 17:58:40

Ailing Hollywood blockbuster ‘Ghost in the Shell’ takes No.1 spot in Chinese mainland

The Chinese mainland market may once again prove to be a more welcoming environment for Hollywood blockbusters than their home market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 18:43:39

"Kong: Skull Island" continues to lead Chinese box office

Legendary Pictures' "Kong: Skull Island" topped the Chinese box office in the week ending April 9, with ticket sales of 257 million yuan (37.2 million US dollars), China Film News reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/10 18:09:11

‘Baby’ clings to top

For the second straight weekend, the tie-wearing toddler of The Boss Baby nosed out Disney's Beauty and the Beast at North American box offices, while the new Smurf movie came in a distant and disappointing third, according to industry estimates.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/10 17:18:39

‘Trivisa’ sweeps HK Film Awards, cops Best Film, Best Actor plums

Trivisa ran away with the Best Film plum at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA) Sunday during a star-studded ceremony at the Hong Kong Cultural Center (HKCC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 0:38:39

Beijing College Student Film Festival kicks off with romance comedy

Almost one week ahead of the 7th Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF), the 24th Beijing College Student Film Festival opened its doors on Saturday with romance comedy This is Not What I Expected as its opening film.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 17:18:39

Chinese police work with Hollywood on anti-narcotics movie

China's Ministry of Public Security is working together with Hollywood to film an anti-narcotics film, the production company said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/7 7:52:49

Hollywood welcomes more film co-productions with China

"Film co-productions can help foster greater cultural exchange and understanding between two different countries, such as China and the United States," Hollywoord film director Julia Pierrepont III said at her home in Sunland, Los Angeles.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:14:02

Tom Cruise cajoled 'The Mummy' cast to do own stunts

Tom Cruise is known for performing his own death-defying stunts in his action movies – but the cast of horror blockbuster The Mummy revealed Wednesday he’s started roping in his co-stars.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/30 18:53:40

Childhood dreams

Legendary sci-fi director Luc Besson revealed Tuesday he has been thinking about making his latest film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets since he was 10.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/29 19:23:40

Paramount sprinkles stardust on CinemaCon with sneak peaks at new films

Paramount rolled out its big guns Tuesday as it enlisted an array of Hollywood's finest - from George Clooney to Matt Damon - to present its movies for the coming year.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/29 19:23:39

The Chinese film industry must address the embarrassing gap between its prosperous market and underdeveloped production

Due to the success of China's three Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, the country's Internet industry has won respect from around the globe, leading many in the industry feeling that China has overtaken other countries and regions when it comes to the mobile Internet.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 19:18:40

Sony opens CinemaCon with stunning show of new footage

Sony kicked off the annual CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas Monday with an array of stars and plenty of thrills in never-before-seen footage of its upcoming slate of movies.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 19:18:39