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Better story-telling, new directors underpin rise of Chinese domestic films
New trends in the Chinese film market, such as films that resonate with viewers and the rise of new directors, have helped domestic films consolidate their advantage and garner a higher market share in 2018, according to experts and recent industry reports.
Tyson-starring action film 'China Salesman' to hit big screens
The Chinese action film "China Salesman" starring Li Dongxue, Mike Tyson, Steven Seagal and Janicke Askevold will hit Chinese mainland cinemas next Wednesday, the film's director and producer said.
'A Dog's Way Home' to hit Chinese screens
American adventure film "A Dog's Way Home" will hit Chinese screens on Jan. 18.
Co-produced animated film to hit theaters
"White Snake," an animated film co-produced by Light Chaser Animation in China and Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States, will hit the big screen in China on Jan. 11.
'Bumblebee' producer mulls more Transformers movies
The Transformers universe could expand even further with its producer considering more movies for the profitable franchise after the latest installment of "Bumblebee."
Amateur director's award-winning film hits cinemas
A documentary recording amateur director Lu Qingyi's family life over four Spring Festivals is about to hit the heartstrings of thousands of people who work far from their home and parents.
Deadliest cities built on wheels shown in Mortal Engines
Filmmakers of "The Lord of the Rings" have a new offering, "Mortal Engines", a sci-fi fantasy film will be released in Chinese theatres on Jan. 18.
In 'Story of Minglan', Zhao Liying shines in strong female role
As one of China's highest-earning actresses, Zhao Liying has returned to her most familiar zone to play an independent woman.
Fans asked to stop harassing people who hated Aquaman
American superhero film Aquaman has been absolutely dominant at the box office. In China alone, it garnered 1.9-billion yuan or 276-million US dollars in receipts.
China's 2018 box office gross hit US$8.8B
China's box office revenue rose 9 percent in 2018 to surpass60 billion yuan (over US$8.8 billion), yet saw slower growth overall than 2017, according to the State Film Administration on Monday night.
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