Will China Overtake US Box Office by 2020?

The roaring success of this year’s Chinese New Year box office releases has led to renewed speculation about China soon overtaking the United States as the world’s largest cinema market. Despite the failure of previous such predictions, there is a…

China Cinema News – Thursday 8 February 2018

Alibaba acquires stake in Wanda; Taopiaopiao major role in distribution; Wanda gets first Samsung Cinema LED screen; CF-Barco TMS in over 400 cinemas; Red Star Macalline Group buys stake in Tonight cinemas; changing film tastes are bad new for Hollywood; cinemas…

China Cinema Digest – Monday 29 January 2018

Bird Watch to help private cinemas; Emperor Cinemas to expand Mainland luxury cinemas; China BO growth prospects uncertain; Beijing cinemas BO fraud revealed; Perfect World offloads cinemas; 200 VR cinema plans; IMAX screen damage; serving wine in cinemas; SMI Group…

China Cinema News – Monday 22 January 2018

Will China’s BO overtake US; Chinese audiences go off 3D; battle of mobile ticketing platforms; Wanda cinema report and sheds assets abroad; SMI Group show off ‘new marketing’ ahead of backdoor listing; “Secrtet Superstar” is Bollywood’s first revenue share; “Last…

China Cinema News – Monday 8 January 2018

China’s BO returns to growth in 2017 – just about; interesting cinema year 2018 ahead with BO predicted to his CNY 60 bn ($8.5bn); growth of cinemas in smaller cities but average attendance low; authorities to push cinemas to show…

CJ China Cinema News – Friday 18 August 2017

Private Cinemas for Tier 3 & 4, Luxe Laser in Shangahi, JD.com + WePiao, Dadi’s Deputy GM Xu interview, HG Entertainment fund expansion, Evergrande 100th cinema, “Wolf Warrior 2” ticket fraud, fans ‘lock’ screenings for stars, “Manchester by the Sea”…

CJ China Cinema News – Thursday 27 July 2017

China 45K screens, Dadi goes Tier 3-5, Alibaba increase Tao Piao Piao stake, ticket platforms battle, no growth Tier 1&2, H1 mixed report, “bottleneck period”, local films under-perform, Imax 7 screens with Bestar, Shengjia International Studios interview, 24h automated private cinema,…

CJ China Cinema News – Thursday 1 June 2017

Private cinema plans, FT’s China market overview, quota re-negotiations in August, “Dangal” to cross CNY  ¥1 billion, Fan Bingbing supports art-house, fixed-fee imports, Hong Kong’s cinema push, ‘vertical industry chain integration’, Dadi live cinema concert, pre-pay refunds, 3D glasses and…

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