‘Terminator Genisys’ Blitzes China Blackout With $26 Million Opening Day


‘Terminator Genisys’ Blitzes China Blackout With $26 Million Opening Day

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

Terminator Genisys

Once again Chinese audiences have stepped up to support a Hollywood movie that badly needed an international boost, in this case the $155 million budgeted Terminator Genisys. The franchise reboot, which sees the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to the 31 year-old sci-fi series after a 12-year hiatus, took in $26 million (166.1 million RMB) in its first day of release on Sunday, including midnight screenings.

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China’s National Summer Blackout Is A Roaring Success


China’s National Summer Blackout Is A Roaring Success

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

China’s economy may be slowing down, but its movie business keeps steamrolling ahead.

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How China Crushed Hollywood’s Summer at the PRC Box Office


How China Crushed Hollywood’s Summer at the PRC Box Office

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

TMK Hero is Back

Summer’s a Bummer For Hollywood in China

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Box Office Records Battered as China Flips For ‘Pancake Man’


Box Office Records Battered as China Flips For ‘Pancake Man’

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

Pancake Man

‘Pancake Man’ and other films have flattened China’s previous box office records this weekend.

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China Box Office: ‘Monster Hunt’ Scares Up Giant Debut


China Box Office: ‘Monster Hunt’ Scares Up Giant Debut

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

Monster Hunt

Monster Hunt could surpass $100 million in its 4-day opening weekend.

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What ‘s So Special About India’s Hit Film ‘Baahubali’?


What ‘s So Special About India’s Hit Film ‘Baahubali’?

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

4 key reasons why India’s moviegoers are flocking to ‘Baahubali’, and why you should too.

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India’s ‘Baahubali’ Destroys Box Office Records–Is China Next?


India’s ‘Baahubali’ Destroys Box Office Records–Is China Next?

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

India’s costliest movie is now a massive hit.

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Justin Lin’s Latest More Slow and Somber Than Fast and Furious in China Debut


Justin Lin’s Latest More Slow and Somber Than Fast and Furious in China Debut

The star-studded Hollywood Adventures opened far below estimates with a $9 million opening day and $26-$27 million weekend, only 9th best 2015 debut among Chinese films.

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China’s Movie Industry is Growing Faster Than Any Other Country’s Anywhere, Any Time, Ever


Despite a Slowing National Economy, China’s Movie Business is Growing Faster Than Ever

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“Jurassic World” Dinos Roar on Sino Tour


“Jurassic World” Dinos Roar on Sino Tour

Jurassic World

Jurassic World debuted with the 7th best midnight performance and the 10th best opening day in Chinese box office history on Wednesday.

San Andreas overcame a slow Tuesday opening and built strong momentum to finish with a solid $51 million opening week in China.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain/2015/06/10/china-box-office-san-andreas-rolls-to-strong-prc-opening/

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