MUMBAI – Mainland Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is to pay HK$6.24 billion ($805 million) for a controlling stake in Hong Kong-listed Chinese film and TV producer Chinavision. News of the deal sent…
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
China's box office grew by 27% in 2013, rising from $2.7 billion (RMB17 billion) in 2012 to an estimated $3.57 billion (RMB21.6 billion) last year.
Is Hollywood doing something wrong, or are Chinese filmmakers doing something right? Both, which is why American studios need to quickly rethink their roles and goals. Some already are.
Local films were as plentiful as Hollywood fare at the upper reaches of the China box office last year. Village Roadshow has a stake in the movie that tops the list, "Journey to the West: Conquering…
While the Chinese film industry is booming at home, with production volume, cinema numbers and theatrical box office all racing ahead, film exports are going almost nowhere. Official figures are…
China's B.O. surged 36% to $1.79 billion in the first half of 2013, riding high on the powerful performance of homegrown Chinese films.
China's B.O. continues to surge, with 6-month revenues rising by 27% to breach the RMB 10-billion barrier in the first half of the year. Local pics grabbed a muscular 63% market share.
As a vehicle for Jet Li and rising Chinese thesp Wen Zhang to show off their kung fu and comedy chops, respectively, “Badges of Fury” narrowly passes muster as a silly time-killer, souped up with…
Hollywood movies are gradually losing their appeal to Chinese auds because they are too "homogeneous," Zhang Hongsen, head of the Film Bureau, said, after a strong performance by local pics in the…
Overseas industryites are gathering in the Chinese capital for the third Beijing Film Festival, which this year will continue to focus on growing overseas business and co-productions while taking a…
Visuals are more dazzling than the storytelling in "Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons." A qualified return to form for Hong Kong hitmaker Stephen Chow ("Kung Fu Hustle) after mushy sci-fier…