You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Mr. Right’ Finds Winning Formula at Chinese Box Office

Whistler Film Festival competition is hosting a Chinese Blockbuster Case Study, catapulting largely Vancouver-shot pic into the limelight

Finding Mr. Right? Hard. Finding the winning formula to a hit romantic comedy? Harder.

As part of its China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition, now in its second year, the Whistler Film Festival is hosting a Chinese Blockbuster Case Study, catapulting largely Vancouver-shot “Finding Mr. Right” into the limelight.

Made for only $5 million, the Canada/China co-production is one of the top-grossing Chinese films of all time, earning more than $85 million at the local box office.

Turns out the winning formula for “Finding Mr. Right” meant combining Chinese elements with a decidedly North American approach.

The storytelling follows a Western formula and the soundtrack features North American pop hits.

Written and directed by Xue Xiaolu, it features a Chinese cast that includes Tang Wei and Wu Xiubo. Vancouver-based producers Shan Tam and Michael Parker co-produced alongside China’s Edko Films.

Given the fruitful partnership, Edko Films will be one of the Chinese studios looking for its next big hit at this year’s competition.

More Film

  • 'Lemonade' Review: A Quietly Seething Romanian

    Berlin Film Review: 'Lemonade'

    Finding Mr. Right? Hard. Finding the winning formula to a hit romantic comedy? Harder. As part of its China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition, now in its second year, the Whistler Film Festival is hosting a Chinese Blockbuster Case Study, catapulting largely Vancouver-shot “Finding Mr. Right” into the limelight. Made for only $5 million, […]

  • Cinema Audio Society 2018 Winners: 'Dunkirk,'

    'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

    Finding Mr. Right? Hard. Finding the winning formula to a hit romantic comedy? Harder. As part of its China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition, now in its second year, the Whistler Film Festival is hosting a Chinese Blockbuster Case Study, catapulting largely Vancouver-shot “Finding Mr. Right” into the limelight. Made for only $5 million, […]

  • Kazuhiro Tsuji Darkest Hour Makeup artist

    'Darkest Hour,' 'American Horror Story' Lead Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild Winners

    Finding Mr. Right? Hard. Finding the winning formula to a hit romantic comedy? Harder. As part of its China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition, now in its second year, the Whistler Film Festival is hosting a Chinese Blockbuster Case Study, catapulting largely Vancouver-shot “Finding Mr. Right” into the limelight. Made for only $5 million, […]

  • Isle of Dogs

    The 10 Best Films of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival

    Finding Mr. Right? Hard. Finding the winning formula to a hit romantic comedy? Harder. As part of its China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition, now in its second year, the Whistler Film Festival is hosting a Chinese Blockbuster Case Study, catapulting largely Vancouver-shot “Finding Mr. Right” into the limelight. Made for only $5 million, […]

  • Indian Actress Sridevi Kapoor Arrives For

    Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Dies at 54

    Finding Mr. Right? Hard. Finding the winning formula to a hit romantic comedy? Harder. As part of its China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition, now in its second year, the Whistler Film Festival is hosting a Chinese Blockbuster Case Study, catapulting largely Vancouver-shot “Finding Mr. Right” into the limelight. Made for only $5 million, […]

  • NMHC Impact Awards

    Aubrey Plaza, NHMC President Call Out Under-Representation of Latinos at Impact Awards

    Finding Mr. Right? Hard. Finding the winning formula to a hit romantic comedy? Harder. As part of its China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition, now in its second year, the Whistler Film Festival is hosting a Chinese Blockbuster Case Study, catapulting largely Vancouver-shot “Finding Mr. Right” into the limelight. Made for only $5 million, […]

  • Emma Chambers'HOW DO YOU WANT ME'

    'Notting Hill' Actress Emma Chambers Dies at 53

    Finding Mr. Right? Hard. Finding the winning formula to a hit romantic comedy? Harder. As part of its China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition, now in its second year, the Whistler Film Festival is hosting a Chinese Blockbuster Case Study, catapulting largely Vancouver-shot “Finding Mr. Right” into the limelight. Made for only $5 million, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content