China Box Office: ‘End of Endless Love’ Wins Weekend After ‘Monster Hunter’ Yanked from Cinemas
It was a drama-filled weekend at the Chinese multiplex. Tencent's big-budget video game adaptation 'Monster Hunter' was yanked from cinemas one day into its release over a scene local audiences decried as derogatory. Domestic fantasy features 'The End of Endless Love' and 'Soul Snatcher' then took advantage of the breach, pulling in strong earnings of $22.6 million and $19.5 million, respectively.
Inside China’s ‘Monster Hunt’ Franchise Plans: Tentpoles, Theme Lands and Legal Licensing Deals
Taking a page from the Hollywood playbook, director Raman Hui and legendary producer Bill Kong discuss their ambitious moves to expand the country's biggest original film property.
Chinese Blockbuster ‘Monster Hunt 2’ Makes Surprise Appearance at New York Fashion Week
Veteran Hong Kong designer Vivienne Tam took the Chinese fantasy film's lead character as inspiration for her new ready-to-wear Spring 2018 collection.
China’s ‘Monster Hunt 2’ Adds Hong Kong Star Tony Leung
The first film in the franchise, directed by DreamWorks alum Raman Hui, grossed a historic $352 million at the Chinese box office.
China Box Office Grows Astonishing 48.7 Percent in 2015, Hits $6.78 Billion
Hollywood movies accounted for 38.4 percent of the Chinese box office this year, falling from a 45.5 percent market share in 2014.
International Box Office: The Big Local-Language Hits of 2015
China's 'Monster Hunt,' Argentina's 'The Clan' and the next 'Spanish Affair' were among the local hits that beat Hollywood this year.
TIFF: Hollywood Grapples With China’s Growing Clout at Box Office
"I look at China ... as a market that's essentially leapfrogging the West in the way people consume films," Lava Bear founder David Linde told a Toronto panel.
China Box Office: Local Blockbuster ‘Monster Hunt’ Unseats ‘Furious 7’ as Highest Grossing Film Ever
The fantasy epic's triumph marks the first time in over two decades that a Chinese film has held the country's all-time box office record.
TIFF: Chinese Blockbuster ‘Monster Hunt’ Nabbed by FilmRise for North America
Raman Hui's CGI/live-action fantasy is set to surpass 'Furious 7' as the highest-grossing film ever in China.