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China Box Office: ‘Battle of Lake Changjin 2’ Roars Past $100M on First Day of Chinese New Year

China’s highly lucrative Lunar New Year box office race is underway and The Battle of Lake Changjin 2, as expected, has staked out a commanding early lead. The much anticipated patriotic war sequel hit $100 million (RMB 636 million) by mid-evening Tuesday, the first day of the weeklong holiday. Battle of Lake Changjin 2 also is […]

China Box Office: ‘No Time to Die’ Opens to $28M Amid COVID-19 Cinema Shutdowns

James Bond installment No Time to Die left China’s box office stirred but not especially shaken with a $28.2 million debut over the weekend. The opening trails Spectre‘s $44.5 million China start in 2015, but it’s hardly a disappointment considering the pandemic-era circumstances. Recent COVID-19 flareups in over a dozen provinces across China have prompted […]

Global Box Office: Forecast for 2021 Revenue Improves to $21.6B

The October marquee provided a bountiful harvest for the global box office recovery, led by China’s The Battle at Lake Changjin and Hollywood tentpoles No Time to Die and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The month’s stellar performance has prompted leading analytics firm Gower Street to up its forecast for 2021 worldwide box office revenue […]

China Box Office: ‘Dune’ Makes Solid $21 Million Debut, But Loses to Local War Epic ‘Battle of Lake Changjin’

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune made a solid start at China’s theatrical box office over the weekend, opening to a healthy $21.9 million. But the artful sci-fi epic proved no match for the enduring nationalistic appeal of Chinese blockbuster The Battle of Lake Changjin, which added $32.3 million to its mammoth box office total despite opening nearly […]

China Box Office: ‘Battle at Lake Changjin’ Crosses $750M, Becomes Second-Biggest Film of 2021

The Battle of Lake Changjin rages on. The Chinese war epic earned $73 million over the weekend, taking its China box office total to $768.8 million — a phenomenal sum unmatched by any Hollywood film released since the start of the pandemic. The Battle of Lake Changjin is now China’s second-biggest movie of 2021, trailing […]

China Box Office: ‘Battle at Lake Changjin’ Marches Past $600M

War epic The Battle of Lake Changjin continued its march into China’s box-office record books over the weekend, adding a healthy $108.5 million as the country’s National Day Holiday period wound down. After a week and a half on Chinese screens, the Bona Film Group tentpole has earned a whopping $633.2 million, according to Artisan Gateway. Ticketing […]

China Box Office: ‘Battle at Lake Changjin’ Gets Underway With $235M Opening

The global box office enjoyed a long overdue blockbuster weekend, with James Bond installment No Time To Die rocketing to $119.1 million from 54 markets and Venom: Let There Be Carnage opening to a pandemic-best $90.1 million at the domestic box office. But the truly enormous business was happening over in China, where local war epic The Battle […]