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…

CJ China Cinema News – Thursday 6 April 2017

China BO slumps further, Alibaba losses, Wanda re-brand and profits, 362 cinema punished for fraud, Hollywood’s small China earnings, private cinemas to the rescue, cinema fragmentation and consolidation, Hengdian IPO, children cinema height and Jiang Tian’s acting isn’t appreciated. No respite…

CJ China Cinema News – Thursday 16 February 2017

“La La Land” can’t save Spring Festival BO, January BO up but fraud returns, Nomura analyst bullish (again), pessimism about Tier 2&3 cities, Wanda’s Shimao deal shrinks as January smiles, Jinyi and Imax to launch VR halls, summer season out…

China Box Office Fraud – Too Big To Ignore

Major box office fraud appears to be behind the success of martial arts blockbuster “Ip Man 3” with Chinese media and authorities finally tackling the well known problem. …

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….

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 3 September 2015

Wanda Cinema Line has signed a major deal with Christie Digital to deploy the latter’s projectors and audio solutions in its cinemas. The deal covers Christie’s 2K and 4K digital cinema projectors, Christie 6P laser projectors and Christie Vive Audio solutions,…

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