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'Barbie' becomes America's highest-grossing film in 2023
In a significant show of girl-power, the dominance of the 2023 domestic box office did a pink shift this week as Warner Bros' "Barbie" strutted into the top spot in the domestic box office, snatching the prize from the fan-boy favorite, "Super Mario Bros".
Diverse domestic film productions lead summer box office to record high
​As of Monday, the Chinese mainland's total box office revenue for the summer movie season spanning from June to August had exceeded 19 billion yuan (about 2.64 billion U.S. dollars). This is more than twice the figure for the whole summer movie season last year and also higher than the previous summer box office record of 17.78 billion yuan set in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic.
China's summer box office records 3-bln-yuan blockbuster duo for 1st time
​Crime thriller "No More Bets" saw its total box office revenue exceed 3 billion yuan (about 417 million U.S. dollars) on Wednesday, becoming the second film after "Lost in the Stars" to hit this revenue milestone during the ongoing summer movie period.
​'Raid on the Lethal Zone' honors China's border police
Prolific filmmaker Herman Yau's latest film pays homage to China's border defense police as they deal with a drug gang.
​Herman Yau explores new direction for HK movies with mainland IP adaptation
Hong Kong director Herman Yau said he would explore a new direction for Hong Kong movies through his latest venture, "Death Notice."
Foreign submissions to Tehran Int'l Short Film Festival set new record
​A record high of 7,216 foreign films have applied for participation in the 40th Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF) in October, the fest's secretary Mehdi Azarpendar said Monday.
​Teen romance movie set for Qixi Festival release
A romantic film about two young lovers, "Just For Meeting You," is leading the Qixi Festival film market.
Beijing Philharmonic Choir celebrates 40th anniversary
The renowned Beijing Philharmonic Choir marks its 40th anniversary this year, highlighting four decades of unparalleled musical excellence and love throughout the year.
Popular French animated superhero film debuts in China
The highly anticipated animated feature "Ladybug & Cat Noir: The Movie," based on the popular French TV animation franchise, opens in China.
Swiss-Georgian movie wins top prize at Sarajevo Film Festival
Elene Naveriani's "Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry" won the Heart of Sarajevo in the best feature film category and the best actress for Ekaterine Chavleishvili's performance on Friday at the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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