China Box Office Fraud – Too Big To Ignore

Major box office fraud appears to be behind the success of martial arts blockbuster “Ip Man 3” with Chinese media and authorities finally tackling the well known problem. …

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 9 April 2015

Heng Ye Film Distribution’s commando action-drama “Wolf Warriors” beat out “Kingsman” over the holiday to earn over CNY ¥200 million (USD $32.5 million) in its first four days on release. In the film, which is playing in China in 3D…

How Endemic Is Box Office Fraud In China?

  Is China’s cinema market larger than official figures suggest, due to box office fraud siphoning off 10% or more of its total value? Having looked last week at how micro-channel subsidies are inflating box office takings, it is time…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 24 January 2014

China: PRC is cracking down on tax avoidance and under-payment to distributors by cinemas. “New rules have gone into place in China to prevent cinemas from manipulating viewing figures and engaging in other forms of fraud. The State General Administration of…

Homegrown Movies Help Asian Box Office Surge To Record Levels

I wonder if senior management at the big three Detroit automakers during the late 1970s and early 1980s experienced the same sense of pending anxiety that many Hollywood studio executives must presently feel. You see, as the media and certain…

Daily Cinema Roundup – Tue 21 April

– Despite a proliferation of new multiplexes in the major cities, China still faces a massive cinema shortage reports Xinhuanet. ““Many cities in the western regions still don’t have modern cinemas with multiple screening rooms,” Mao Yu, vice president of…

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