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'Jurassic Park 3D' Continues its Monster Run in China on September 16, 2013

Jurassic Park 3D reached a $53.8 million in China over the weekend. The film is Universal's second biggest performer in the market, trailing Fast 6 for the all-time honor. JP3D is director Steven Spielberg's biggest hit in the market.

China has proved to be a friendly home for the re-formatted re-release of the modern classic. The market is responsible for 75% of the film's overseas total and 46% of its worldwide gross. The film has grossed more money in China than in its theatrical run in North America earlier this year.

TOP STORIES: China's Entertainment Boom Opens Doors Abroad on September 12, 2013

The China entertainment boom is helping Thailand. [The Hollywood Reporter]

IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond forecasts a $1 billion Chinese box office in the coming years. [Bloomberg]

 

Huayi will move into the exhibition space [China Daily]

 

U.S.-China Film and TV Expo coming to L.A. in 2014. [The Hollywood Reporter]

CHINA: 'Elysium' Claims the Top Spot with $11.75M, 'Gatsby' Posts a Strong Hold to Reach $9.65M on September 11, 2013

 

Elysium-still.jpgElysium opened in first place in China, taking  $11.75 million over its first four days on the market. The first place finish for the film set it above a trio of domestic debuts in limited release that opened to middling results at the box office. The Midas Touch opened in seventh place with a $2.05 million take from 27,965 showings -a fraction of the 95,334 plays dedicated to Elysium. Dead Sign and Time-travel love both opened to less than 15,000 showings and were unable to break the $1 million mark.

 

The Stolen Years posted an $8.79 million hold in its second week, bringing its domestic cume to $19.45 million. The Great Gatsby finished the week in third place with a strong $5.22 million hold that brings its total in China to $9.69 million. Jurassic Park 3D crossed the $50 million mark in China after a $4.65 million performance launched the film to a $54.42 million gross. Monsters University finished the week with a mid-table showing on the top ten chart, posting a $3.99 million tally that takes its Chinese total to $32.71 million.

 

Top 10 Films in China as of September 10, 2013

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TOP STORIES: Box Office Looks at Potential of Domestic Films on September 10, 2013

The changing landscape and diversity of domestic films are fulfilling China's box office potential. So what can Hollywood studios learn from these changes? [Variety]

 

The Sino-Foreign Animation Film Co-production Forum seeks to improve Chinese animation. [China.org.cn]

TOP STORIES: Cantonese Films, Tsai Ming-Liang Done, Struggling Abroad on September 06, 2013

Under the terms of the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement between mainland China and Hong Kong, Cantonese-language films no longer need to be dubbed into Mandarin before being screened in China — they can substitute subtitles. [The Hollywood Reporter]

After the release of Stray Dogs, Tsai Ming-Liang, 55, wants to stop making movies. [Contactmusic]

Chinese films have been succeeding at home but have been struggling abroad. [China.org.cn]


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