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…

Celluloid Junkie’s 2018 Cinema Predictions

2017 was an eventful year for the film and cinema business and 2018 promises to be even more so. So the Celluloid Junkie editorial team has gazed into the crystal ball to see what’s ahead. Here is a list of…

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 Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 25 July 2017

mm2 won’t buy GV, US Q2 ticket prices, China island cinema, China invests in Vietnam’s Beta, CGR’s LightVibes reviewed, Everyman 1H ‘successful’, UAE arthouse, Tamil Nadu under-multiplexes, Movies@ profits, trailer releases, MK2 evacuation, The Light fire, Cayman Regal popcorn smoke,…

China’s Recognition of Private Cinemas to Grow Box Office

The introduction of a new media law on 21 April by media regulator SAPPRFT could see China’s box office count grow significantly, by including earnings from the country’s numerous private cinemas. The new law offers legitimacy to the previously grey market,…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 28 February 2017

IMAX reups with Disney through 2019, Bona Film Group will install 30 IMAX screens in China, Reading Cinemas orders a drink, RealD buys MasterImage, Volfoni expands in Egypt, CJ 4DPlex expands in Austria, MediaMation grows in China, “Newsies” is a hit…

CJ China Cinema News – Thursday 12 January 2017

CJ China Cinema News is back, looking at stolen BO, consolidation in 2017, staffing & training woes, a Trump year ahead, BBC goes Imax, Wanda opens 200th Imax screen, lost iPhones, private cinema prosecuted, China Intercom and Dadi, plus blind “see” cinema….

CJ Cinema Digest – Monday 14 November 2016

China screens overtake US, Reading suitor revealed, MM2 buys in Malaysia, Ymagis controls DSat, Indian cinema rupee woes, Empire debt-free, Warner joins German ticketing platform, Imax VR funding, Europa Cinema awards, ideal viewing position in cinema, Qube Wire launched, Arclight & Meyer sound, Cinemark, Xscape and Consolidated openings, chapel cinema, “Billy Lynn” post-mortem….

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. …

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