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.
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.
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…
Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia has become an investor and partner in Hong Kong-based Irresistible Films L.P. Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday at Cannes, were not disclosed. Greg…
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…
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…
Hong Kong multihyphenate Stephen Chow is gearing up to make his first animated film, a toon sequel to his hit 2008 sci-fi comedy "CJ-7," which took $29 million in B.O. in mainland China last year.
Columbia has set Michel Gondry to direct "The Green Hornet," and the studio has set a June 25, 2010, release date for the film.
Heavy on CGI slapstick and light on meaningful emotional content, "CJ7" is a spotty first foray into family-friendly entertainment by Hong Kong multihyphenate Stephen Chow. "E.T."-inspired comic…