China Cinema News – Monday 22 January 2018

Will China’s BO overtake US; Chinese audiences go off 3D; battle of mobile ticketing platforms; Wanda cinema report and sheds assets abroad; SMI Group show off ‘new marketing’ ahead of backdoor listing; “Secrtet Superstar” is Bollywood’s first revenue share; “Last…

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…

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 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 – 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 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….

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 27 August 2015

Online ticket sales through Baidu now account for half of all tickets sold at some cinemas, with particularly strong showings during special promotions on Tanabata Day (Chinese Valentine’s Day). Out of 6.8 million tickets sold across China that day, Baidu…

China Cinema Digest – July 2015

This is a round-up of cinema industry news from China that made the headlines in the month of July. Regular weekly updates resume in August. THX is launching in China in partnership with 20th Century Fox, which has committed to…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 28 May 2015

Foreign Policy Review has an excellent in-depth article “Hollywood’s New Box-Office Battleground: The Chinese Heartland” with the sub-heading, “Forget Beijing and Shanghai. The fates of flicks like Age of Ultron will be decided in places like Changzhou.” The article is…

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