‘Lost’ Finds Whopping $106 Million 3-Day Debut In China


‘Lost’ Finds Whopping $106 Million 3-Day Debut In China

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

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Taking advantage of its prime opening weekend slot during the Harvest Moon Festival, Lost in Hong Kong grossed more than $32 million per day in each of its first 3 days for a spectacular $106 million weekend, the best ever for a Chinese movie. Only Furious 7, which debuted to $121 million in its Sunday-Tuesday opening in April, has ever notched a bigger 3-day opening in China.  Keep reading in Forbes…

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Director Raman Hui Discusses His Monster Hit ‘Monster Hunt’


Director Raman Hui Discusses His Monster Hit ‘Monster Hunt’

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

Raman Hui

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Raman Hui, the Hong Kong born director of Monster Hunt, a hybrid live-action and CG family film that has now surpassed Furious 7 to become the highest grossing movie in Chinese box office history.  Keep reading in Forbes…

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‘Lost in Hong Kong’ Romps To New China Box Office Record


‘Lost in Hong Kong’ Romps To New China Box Office Record

by Robert Cain for China Film Biz

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Lost in Hong Kong, actor-writer-director Xu Zheng’s long anticipated sequel to his 2012 smash hit comedy Lost in Thailand, set new box office records on Friday for locally made Chinese films, with a $1.8 million gross for its midnight screenings and a $32 million opening day. The latter figure gives the picture the third biggest debut overall in China behind Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Keep reading in Forbes…

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‘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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Which 15 Movies Will Get China’s Remaining 2015 Import Slots?


Which 15 Movies Will Get China’s Remaining 2015 Import Slots?

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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