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International Box-Office Hits of 2016

This year's international success stories: China's half-billion-dollar blockbuster, Germany's refugee comedy and the New Zealand indie that outgrossed 'Rogue One.'

China Box Office Flatlines in 2016

After expanding 48 percent to $6.78 billion in 2015, it is projected to grow just 4.5 percent this year.

Alibaba Pictures Buys into ‘Mermaid’ Financier Hehe Pictures

The Chinese investment group is largely owned by a number of Chinese artists, including actor Chen Kun, director Cao Baoping and singer Yang Kun.

What Hollywood Can Learn From China’s $510M Box Office Hit ‘Mermaid’

Hong Kong filmmakers have had spectacular success tailoring recent releases to the nuances of the Chinese market.

China Box Office: ‘Ip Man 3’ Opens to $75M Amid Fraud Allegations, ‘The Mermaid’ First to Cross $500M

'Zootopia,' meanwhile, gave Disney Animation its highest China debut ever, pulling in $23.5 million and earning rave local reviews.