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…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 26 March 2015

The above infographic summarises almost everything you need to know about cinema developments in China’s Tier 2 cities, in this case Harbin in north-eastern China, perhaps best known for its annual ice sculpture festival. The chart on the left shows…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 26 February 2015

The box office over Chinese New Year (CNY), traditionally always strong and devoted to domestic blockbusters, was up significantly this year to 350 million yuan (USD $56 million). The reason is attributed to the growth in the number of screens,…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 12 February 2015

China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television’s (SAPPRFT) Digital Program Management Centre has inaugurated a test NOC for the satellite distribution of DCP copies of films. It is not clear which cinema are participating in this, but…

China Cinema Digest – Friday 9 January 2015

China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) has taken note of the danger to the cinema experience if films are shown in poor conditions, such as insufficient brightness (particularly for 3D) and poor audio. It has therefor put cinemas in notice, as well as…

How Smartphones Rule Cinema Ticketing in China

The boom in China’s box office is mainly attributed to the growth in the number of modern multiplexes catering to a growing middle class. Yet an equally important role has been played by convenience of mobile ticketing, which enables flexibility,…

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