China Savors ‘Green Book’ Oscars As State Media Touts Country’s Global Influence

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Chinese viewers tuned in to watch the Oscars live beginning at 7:30 AM Monday local time, following along as Green Book took Best Picture honors. The win has made national headlines in the Middle Kingdom and could have significant resonance in the coun…

Syco, Fremantle, Hunan TV to Bring ‘Got Talent’ Format to China

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Fremantle, Syco Entertainment and Hunan TV announced a partnership Monday to co-develop a new 13-part series for China based on the “Got Talent” format franchise. The prime time show, whose Chinese name translates to “World’s Got Talent,” will air on H…

‘Got Talent’ Heads Back To China After Hunan TV Partners With Fremantle & Syco

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The Got Talent format is heading back to China after Hunan TV partnered with Fremantle and Syco Entertainment.
The broadcaster has ordered a 13-part series based on the format that will be known locally as Dian Feng Zhi (World’s Got Talent) and will ai…

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Wings To $20M China Friday; Eyes $60M+ Middle Kingdom Bow

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Refresh for latest…: Fox/Lightstorm’s Alita: Battle Angel took the fight to China today with an estimated $19.8M opening Friday. That includes $1M in limited Thursday midnights. An opening in the $50M zone had been expected, then buzz increased t…

Netflix Lands ‘The Wandering Earth’; Sci-Fi Smash Is #2 Movie Ever In China At $600M+

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Netflix has acquired Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth, taking global SVOD rights excluding Mainland China. I understand the streaming service has also picked up 2nd run rights in North America (where CMC Pictures has theatrical), Australi…

China Box Office: ‘Wandering Earth’ Reaches $557 Million in Second Week

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The winning films from Chinese New Year remained on top of the Chinese box office in their second normal weekend of release. Locally-made sci-fi film “The Wandering Earth” advanced its score to $557 million. “Wandering Earth” earned $88.8 million betwe…

Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ Pulled From Berlin Film Festival Competition

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Celebrated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s latest picture, One Second, has been abruptly pulled from its competition slot at the Berlin Film Festival. A translated post on the movie’s official Weibo account reads, “One Second is not a…