From director/writer Yang Yu (aka Jiaozi), Ne Zha was China’s first 3D animated feature released in IMAX. The fantasy from Enlight Coloroom Picture, Cocoa Bean Animation and October Culture Animation, is based on an ancient myth about the son of a deity who defies his fate to become a hero and defender of the innocent. In July 2019, it set opening records for an animated title in the Middle Kingdom. WellGo USA handled the domestic theatrical release. … [Read more...] about China’s iQiyi Streams Blockbuster ‘Ne Zha’ Across South East Asia
After what began as an upside-down summer for homegrown titles in China, the box office may be primed for a rebound. Last weekend, local movie Ne Zha set opening records for an animated title, and today passed Zootopia as the biggest toon ever in the market. Per local reporting, the Ne Zha gross through Friday is RMB 1.72B ($248M) versus the Disney film’s RMB 1.53B ($220M at current rates, $236M historically). … [Read more...] about China’s ‘Ne Zha’ Hops Past ‘Zootopia’ As Market’s Biggest Animated Film Ever While Local Box Office Rebounds & TV Faces Communist Party Haircut
On Wednesday night, Fresh and Storch were embroiled in a beat battle watched by over 200,000 people who tuned in live. Storch swayed the crowd with nostalgia plays and Top 40 hits from Beyoncé to 50 Cent. Fresh was a champion of regionalism, his extensive work with Cash Money Records laying the foundation for the past 20 years of popular music. The battle was successful on multiple fronts — launching debates about the importance of cultural impact and influence versus quantitative achievements, momentarily distracting thousands of people from the pandemic raging on outside, but — most importantly — giving two producers, who typically don’t get to take center stage, an extended moment in the spotlight. … [Read more...] about ‘UFC With Creatives’: How Swizz Beatz and Timbaland Launched Live Songwriting Battles
The route starts from Jilin's capital Changchun, exits China via Manzhouli, the largest land port on the China-Russia border, and passes through Russia, Belarus and Poland before arriving at the terminus of Nuremberg, Germany. It measures more than 10,000 km, and a single trip usually takes 14 days, saving more than 20 days compared with sea transportation. … [Read more...] about China-Europe freight trains see growth in NE China despite coronavirus
Actor Kartik Aaryan has been unleashing his humorous side amid coronavirus lockdown. On Sunday, he posted a video that shows him standing on the top of a car and waving his hand to the gathered crowd. But more than the video, it was his caption that left netizens in splits. … [Read more...] about Kartik Aaryan dreamt he found the coronavirus vaccine. Here’s what the scene looked like
While speaking on the talk show Aap Ki Adalat, in 2017, Akshay had spoken about his first love and she was none other than his teacher. He said, "Hanji, bilkul laga baithe the dil. Jaha tak mai samajhta hu yaha baithe har aadmi ko....sabse pehla pyaar aapko teacher me hi nazar ata hai. (Yes, I was in love with my teacher and I think everyone finds their first love in their teachers)." … [Read more...] about When Akshay Kumar Wanted To MARRY His First Love And It Wasn’t Twinkle; Can You Guess Who That Was?
Related Story China's iQiyi Streams Blockbuster 'Ne Zha' Across South East Asia Coming off the current frame, The Lion King, which held No. 1 in nearly all of its markets abroad, is now the No. 5 release of the year globally. A 45% dip from such a strong debut last weekend suggests the movie is not frontloaded. It will get to the $1B mark early this week, and should soon be joined by Toy Story 4 which is at $917.9M global through Sunday after a slight 28% drop overseas and with some markets increasing from the previous session. … [Read more...] about Cat & Mouse: ‘The Lion King’s $963M WW Through Sunday Pushes Disney To Record $7.67B Global B.O.; 1st Studio To Pass $5B Overseas – International Box Office
Typically, China doesn’t say why it strikes release plans, though the usual response is “technical reasons.” That was the case when The Eight Hundred was pulled from Shanghai. Today’s announcement provided no reasoning for the cancelling of the release date. It is thought, however, that the film was sending a political message that was not acceptable to key members of the Chinese military regarding revolutionary history. Says USC professor Stanley Rosen, “Current and future generations would come away from this film with the wrong understanding of the roles of the (Communist Party of China) CCP and the (military arm of Kuomintang) KMT in fighting the Japanese.” … [Read more...] about Chinese Censors Crank Heat & Wreak Havoc On Local Summer Movies; Upside To Hollywood?
The next week, rollout began domestically and most of the rest of overseas. In North America, where Sony had strategically moved Far From Home from its July 5 opening to July 2 in order to gain some power heading into Independence Day, the 6-day bow was a record $185M. … [Read more...] about Arachnomania: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Traveling Past $1B Worldwide Box Office Today
UPDATED CUMES/NOTABLES*Crawl (PAR): $4.8M intl weekend (20 markets including Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia); $4.8M intl cume ($16.8M global)*Stuber (DIS): $3M intl weekend (9 markets including Russia, UK, Australia, Netherlands); $3M intl cume ($11M global)Rocketman (PAR): $1.2M intl weekend (40 markets); $87.2M intl cume ($179.2M global)Avengers: Endgame (DIS): $1.1M intl weekend (26 markets); $1,929.6M intl cume ($2,780.8M global)The Hustle (UNI): $800K intl weekend (18 markets); $55.3M intl cume ($90.5M global)The Dead Don’t Die (UNI): $700K intl weekend (11 markets); $5.6M intl cume ($12.1M global)Ma (UNI): $300K intl weekend (17 markets); $14.6M intl cume ($59.9M global)*Denotes new … [Read more...] about ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Lassos $847M Global & Tops Franchise Offshore With $573M; ‘Lion King’ Reigns In China – International Box Office