China's media regulators will this week launch a new round of their regular campaign against box office fraud.
Fox's "The Revenant" opened on top of the Korean box office, earning $5.5 million from 821,000 admissions between Thursday and Sunday.
The first major Hollywood movie to be released in China for a month, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opened with record breaking fanfare.
"Good Dinosaur" opened on top of a Korean box office chart with five newcomers.
"Mojin – The Lost Legend" has broken the box office record for a local language IMAX film in China, overtaking "Monster Hunt."
In its third weekend, "The Force Awakens" finally topped the Japanese box office for the first time, after spending two weeks at number two.
South Korea set a new cinema admissions record for the fifth consecutive year as local films claimed a majority of the box office.
Family entertainment and comedy dominated the Chinese box office in the week stretching over the calendar New Year period.
Box office in Hong Kong grew by a strong 20% in 2015, spurred on by powerhouse performances from Hollywood's biggest franchises.
"The Himalayas" remained on top of the Korean box office, beating a director's cut of "Inside Men" and new opener "Sherlock."
Fireworks displays and champagne-soaked revelry couldn’t derail the “Star Wars” juggernaut. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trumped the competition on New Year’s eve, adding $22.9 million to its…