The spirits of Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain course through "Black Coal, Thin Ice," a bleak but powerful, carefully controlled Chinese detective thriller.
LONDON - Distributors in Europe and the Middle East have acquired rights to Chinese film "Black Coal, Thin Ice" which appears in competition in Berlin on Wednesday. It was acquired by Memento Films…
The Chinese government this week made it clear that it has no current plans to change the regime that controls the import of foreign film into China.
Domestic Film DAILY
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$25.9M Sony / Screen Gems -71.48%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$578,865 Cumulative:$306.6M Disney -72.21%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$522,465 Cumulative:$16.4M Warner Brothers -87.42%
A strong start to the year at the Chinese box office has helped spark speculation of change to the regime that controls the import of foreign movies.
Box office in China over the busy Chinese New Year period exceeded last year's figures by more than 80%.
At Chinese New year, free-market HK turned to local films first, Chinese pictures next.
"The Monkey King," dominated the Chinese New Year box office, took top spot globally, and gave IMAX its best ever day.
Sony this weekend denied reports that it is discussing a joint venture in personal computers with China's Lenovo. But it acknowledged a problem.
Disney has expanded its deal with China's You On Demand, adding films to the company's mobile service, You Cinema. As part of the pact with Disney Media Distribution, You On Demand will provide…
"Linsanity," the basketball documentary that was a sensation at last year's Sundance, has been acquired in China by Metan Development.