How Sustainable Is The Chinese Cinema Market?

In 2011 the average ticket price in China was CNY ¥ (USD $5.62) but by 2015 this had fallen to nearly CNY ¥35 (USD $5.32) despite the growth of Imax and premium screens and the increase in cinema ticket prices…

China to Crack Down on Box Office Fraud

Chinese authorities are cracking down on box office fraud, with severe punishments for cinemas, ticket software vendors or apps caught siphoning off BO….

Cinema City Offers ‘Unlimited’ Ticket in Poland

Cinema City launched its ‘Unlimited’ ticket in Poland on 1 December. Priced at PLZ 42 (USD $10.39) for its cinemas outside Warsaw and PLZ 49 (USD $12.12) for its cinemas in Warsaw. The ticket is not valid for special events…

Korea’s CJ CGV to Become “World’s Largest Cinema Chain”

South Korea’s CJ CGV has gone public about its ambition to become the world’s largest cinema chain through “aggressive expansion” in the United States, couple with growth in emerging markets like India and Latin America. The aim is to have 10,000 screens…

Paris Terrorist Attacks Impact French Cinemas

Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris led to the closure of Gaumont, Pathé, UGC and MK2 cinemas in the French capital on the Saturday, as well as affecting several film events scheduled for the coming week. The terrorist attacks are likely to…

German Cinemas Threaten “Star Wars” Boycott

Small and independent cinemas in Germany are threatening to boycott Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” over unfavourable screening terms. Amongst many points of contention Disney is said to be enforcing a minimum ticket price that is seen as too high for…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 15 October 2015

Now that the sheen has come off China’s stock market and overall economic growth, hard questions are starting to be asked about the success of China’s cinema box office. Reuters is the latest to have woken up to the fact…