Country usually bans horror films

Beijing- and Los Angeles-based DMG Entertainment has managed to get “Resident Evil: Afterlife” past China’s tough censors, who normally ban horror movies. It will open across China on Nov. 16.

“Afterlife,” which enters the fastest-growing major film market in the world, will be one of the biggest 3D releases of the year.

The Paul W.S. Anderson-helmed pic stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller and Kim Coates.

“With our unparalleled access in the market, we were able to successfully bring ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ to China for the first time in the history the franchise,” said DMG Entertainment CEO Dan Mintz. “With such a winning combination, we look forward to delivering another box office sensation.”

DMG has been steadily building a reputation in China.

The company has produced Chinese B.O. winners, including top-earning domestic production “The Founding of a Republic” in 2009 and “Go Lala Go!”

DMG has also distributed numerous Hollywood blockbusters in China, such as the “Twilight” franchise.

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