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…

How Sustainable Is The Chinese Cinema Market?

In 2011 the average ticket price in China was CNY ¥37 (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 Cinema Digest – Friday 15 May 2015

‘It’s going to be impossible in the 21st century for anyone to think about anything without a Chinese aspect.’ – Sir David Tang (bit.ly/1FRy1Zu) BREAKING NEWS: Wanda is rumoured to be acquiring Top 10 exhibitor Jin Yi Cinema and data platform Yi…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 4 December 2014

Wanda Cinemas has been given the OK for an IPO in China in its second attempt. So much for all of our conspiracy theories that it would list elsewhere. Wanda Cinema Line Co. Ltd., a movie theater company controlled by…

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