With "Transformers 4" now the highest-grossing film ever in China, a retired soldier from Qingdao has become a social media hero in the country after spending 12 years collecting Transformers toys. READ MORE
The third-quarter box office is "starting off in a deep hole," says one Wall Street observer, but another says the focus of investors in cinema chain stocks "has already shifted to a stronger 2015 film slate." READ MORE
UPDATED: Melissa McCarthy's latest comedy opened lower than her recent movies; new films "Earth to Echo" and "Deliver Us From Evil" also struggle, while Dinesh D'Souza's "America" soared more than 60 percent on July Fourth itself.
UPDATED: The comedy hopes to continue McCarthy's winning streak despite dismal reviews, while "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is tipped to stay at No. 1; Dinesh D'Souza's "America" goes after conservatives. READ MORE
In a full theater on a working Monday afternoon, a Beijing audience smiled at the proliferation of familiar products in the movie, but some were confused about people drinking Chinese energy drinks in Texas.