film market

Report: How and Why Hollywood Self-censors for China

China’s cinemas have begun to recover from an 88%, 30 billion-yuan ticket sales crash triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, reopening began in low-risk areas with mandatory masks and temperature checks, a ban on...

China Censors to Pull Avatar From Screens

From the Times Online: Here is the choice: a blockbuster involving noble aliens, evil humans and stunning effects that is breaking cinematic records all over the world. Or a patriotic film featuring the life of Confucius. In...

Film Rating System = No Fun

Amidst the many policy rumor denials coming out of this year’s NPC meeting, the proclamation from Liu Binjie (director of the General Administration of Press and Publications) that China won’t be introducing a movie...

“Transformers” Popular Among Chinese Film-goers – Xinhua

From Xinhua: Hollywood blockbuster “Transformers” has raked in more than 100 million yuan (about 13 million U.S. dollars) since opening on the Chinese mainland last Wednesday, easily outperforming the first-week sales of the American films already released this year. “Transformers spent the shortest time amassing more than 100 million yuan, compared with other American blockbusters […]



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