CJ China Cinema News – Thursday 23 February 2017

Alibaba losses, Baidu platform’s profit, competition in in online ticketing, China blockbuster growth, Hollywood marketing in China, CCTV cameras watch you in cinemas, release date holidays, over-60 discounts and duck necks cause fracas at cinema. Follow Celluloid Junkie on FACEBOOK for NEWS and UPDATES. The losses…

China Cinema News – Thursday 19 January 2017

Chinese screens sit empty, Tier 3 & 4 cities screens grow but not BO, Bona-Huayi-Enlight production pipeline worries, China cinema plateau predicted, Baidu to improve cinema advertising, Manpower raises cinema acquisition fund, is smog hurting BO, cinema consolidation ahead, Wanda 2016 profits up, China Film Critics Association formed, Shanghai Art Film Union grows and a 1905.com private cinema impresses….

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…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 7 October 2015

A refreshingly sceptical article from CNBC about just how big the China cinema market is and what its potential for growth is. Rather than taking all box office numbers at face value it discerns that all is not what it…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 27 August 2015

Online ticket sales through Baidu now account for half of all tickets sold at some cinemas, with particularly strong showings during special promotions on Tanabata Day (Chinese Valentine’s Day). Out of 6.8 million tickets sold across China that day, Baidu…

China Cinema Digest – June 2015

As we clear the backlog of news, here is a summary of major cinema news in China from the month of June. I know that we are now in August, but July will follow soon (hopefully), after which we resume…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 15 June 2014

Philippines –  The ceiling in a a cinema in Cebu City mall collapsed on Monday and injured six people. “At around 8:50 p.m., the middle portion of the ceiling of Ayala Center Cebu Cinema 5 gave up, prompting about 300…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 2 April 2015

Wanda is expecting year-on-year profits to increase by 40% to 60%, with quarterly profit of CNY ¥298 million (USD $48 million), wheres in 2014 its profit was CNY ¥213 million (USD $34.4 million) over the same period. Growth is attributed to funds…

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