CJ China News Digest – Thursday 26 January 2017

Advance ticket sales up ahead of Spring Festival, market share of online ticketing revealed, little cinema consolidation in 2016, should BO count include service charge, Xiao Feng reveals cinema expansion plans, Wang’s Davos transcript, 6.7 was average score for Chinese films released in 2016….

Huayi Bros Targets Wanda With Dadi Investment

The rivalry between the Dalien Wanda and Huayi Brothers is intensifying, with Huayi investing CNY ¥78.85 million (USD $11.5 million) for 95 million shares in Dadi Cinemas, China’s second largest cinema chain. The deal gives Huayi Bros a 4.56% stake…

A Closer Look At Wanda’s Acquisition of Hoyts

Wanda Cinema Line had already planted its flag in the United States by acquiring the country’s second largest exhibition chain, AMC Entertainment, and now the Chinese company is entering the Australian market with an identical business move, snapping up Hoyts….

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…

Questions Raised About Wanda Cinema’s IPO

Sina Finance carries a long and excellent analysis of Wanda Cinema’s re-submitted IPO document, written by Enterprise Observer newspaper reporter Zhu Lin. The article raises several pertinent question about the IPO of the world’ largest cinema chain, which also controls AMC…

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