Cinema News Digest – Friday 29 June 2018

Dear Junkies, We have come to the half-way point for domestic (US and Chinese) and global box office, with the news being good all around. Ticket sales in North America are up more than 8% with over USD $6 billion…

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 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…

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,…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 8 August 2014

Wondering about the above picture? That’s no less than ten (10!) different ticketing machines in the lobby of a cinema in Beijing. Online ticketing has exploded in China along with the growth of multiplexes, Imax screens and attendance. But it…

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