CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 30 May 2017

Worst Memorial BO weekend in 18 years, but cinema stocks up-ish, Screening Room patents, Bollywood looks outside metros, grown films for ‘baby’ screenings in UK, Vox Ramadan afternoon opening and Ramadan food restrictions in Dubai cinemas, pricey Imax VR still…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 11 June 2015

Are box office figures being falsely over-reported to attract audience interest? Sina Entertainment is quite explicit about what the issue is: As of the end of May, China has nearly 17 billion yuan takings at the box office. Such results…

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…

Regal Cinemas Causes A Disturbance In The Force

A few days ago you may have felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of PR managers suddenly cried out in terror, and a theatre chain was suddenly silenced. Translation: Regal Cinemas learned the hard (and often…

New Yorker Magazine Measures Movie Franchise Profitability

Take a look at the release schedule this summer and you might begin to notice a trend; “Hangover III”, “Iron Man 3”, “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Monsters University”, “Grown Ups 2”, “Despicable Me 2” “RED 2”, etc. The number of…

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