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…

CJ China Cinema News – Monday 22 May 2017

Wanda gets Bona cinemas, yet isn’t China’s largest circuit; Dadi launches event cinema; Dangal surprise Bollywood blockbuster; BesTV signs private cinema agreement; Times United Cinema IPO; no summer blackout for Hollywood; The Great Wall earnings; Shanghai DFC Baoshan Studios loyalty push; King…

CJ China Cinema News – Thursday 20 April 2017

F8 and BJIFF special: “Furious 8” does glorious business, Omnijoi-IMAX pact for +40 cinemas, Hollywood quota speculation and why Hollywood alone can’t save China’s BO, per-screen takings keep falling, yet more BO fraud, BJIFF opens, New Wave Forum panel, FIPL…

CJ Interviews: Yu Xin, General Manager, Dadi Cinemas

In collaboration with Boxoffice Magazine CJ recently celebrated the 50 top female executives in the global cinema industry. Here is an interview with this year’s top candidate, Dadi Cinemas’s Yu Xin, the general manager of China’s second largest exhibition circuit. It was carried…

CJ’s Top 50 Women in Global Cinema – 2017

In the second year that Celluloid Junkie celebrates the top female executives in the global cinema industry we have expanded the list from 25 to 50 amazing individuals. Even then we have not been able to include all inspiring women that…

CJ China News Digest – Thursday 2 February 2017

Chinese New Year (aka Spring Festival) is over and the box office winner is “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back”, though it is unlikely to match the success of last year’s “The Mermaid” and has led to soul…

Huayi Bros Targets Wanda With Dadi Investment

The rivalry between the Dalien Wanda and Huayi Brothers is intensifying, with Huayi investing CNY ¥78.85 million (USD $11.5 million) for 95 million shares in Dadi Cinemas, China’s second largest cinema chain. The deal gives Huayi Bros a 4.56% stake…

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