China's Summer Box Office Soars 24 Percent as North America Sinks

2:58 AM PDT 9/1/2017 by Patrick Brzeski After a disappointing 2016, the world’s second-largest movie market returned to robust growth over the summer, led by the historic $836 million haul of local blockbuster ‘Wolf Warrior II.’ As North America stared down its biggest summer box-office slump in years, China’s theatrical film market returned to roaring growth. Box-office revenue in the […]

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China Box Office: 'Dunkirk' Debuts to $30M; 'Valerian' Slides 78 Percent

12:49 AM PDT 9/4/2017 by Patrick Brzeski The critically acclaimed war epic opened roughly on par with past awards — favorite action-dramas from Hollywood, such as ‘Gravity’ and ‘The Revenant.’ Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk marched to an easy win at the Chinese box office over the weekend, opening to $30 million. The critically acclaimed war epic pulled in an impressive $5.7 […]

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Box Office: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Leads Worst Labor Day Since 1990s

8:16 AM PDT 9/3/2017 by Pamela McClintock For the first time in 25 years, there aren’t any new major releases on the holiday marquee. The Labor Day box office is no picnic, capping a difficult summer that saw revenue and attendance plummet. Revenue for the four-day holiday weekend is expected to land between $90 million-$100 million, down more than 22 […]

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China Box Office: 'Valerian' Notches Modest $29M Win, While 'Cars 3' and 'Baby Driver' Sputter

3:49 AM PDT 8/28/2017 by Patrick Brzeski As international releases returned to the country after the traditional summer blackout period, they disappointed, while local juggernaut ‘Wolf Warrior II’ marched past the $800 million mark. Luc Besson’s struggling space epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was the winner of a decidedly downbeat weekend at the Chinese box office. […]

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South Korea Box Office: Warner Bros. Local Thriller About North Korean Defection Debuts on Top

4:07 AM PDT 8/29/2017 by Lee Hyo-won ‘VIP,’ in which the CIA attempts to aid the defection of a high-ranking individual in Pyongyang, earned $6.9 million during its first weekend. VIP, a new release by Warner Bros. Local Productions Korea, topped the South Korean box office over the weekend of Aug. 25-27, earning $6.9 million. The film accounted for 25.1 percent […]

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Mayweather vs. McGregor Box Office: Fight Is a Knockout Victory in Theaters

10:41 AM PDT 8/27/2017 by Pamela McClintock Saturday night’s live broadcast of the boxing bout grossed almost as much as new martial arts pic ‘Birth of the Dragon.’ Saturday night’s super-fight between world boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Irish MMA star Conor McGregor was a knockout victory in theaters, earning $2.6 million from 532 locations in North America locations […]

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China Box Office: 'Valerian' Catches Slight Break With $9.2M Friday Win

8:11 AM PDT 8/25/2017 by Patrick Brzeski Sony’s ‘Baby Driver’ opened head-to-head with Luc Besson’s troubled space epic, scoring a distant second-place finish with about $4.5 million. Luc Besson’s beleaguered Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets appears to be getting a slight reprieve in China. The troubled space opera is set to finish its opening Friday at around […]

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