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Patrick Frater

China Box Office Hits $1 Billion Over Lunar New Year, as Zhang Yimou’s ‘Full River Red’ Earns $465 Million in Eight Days

Cinema box office in mainland China came close to record levels over the Lunar New Year period with RMB6.76 billion of gross revenue – or just fractions short of $1 billion – in a week. Chinese state...

Korea Box Office: ‘The First Slam Dunk’ Vies for Top Spot With ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

“Avatar: The Way of Water” enjoyed the highest box office takings in Korea over the weekend and reclaimed the top spot after falling to second place a week earlier. But Japanese animation film “The First Slam Dunk,” now...

Malala Yousafzai Boards ‘Stranger at the Gate,’ Oscar Shortlist Film About U.S. Marine’s Conversion to Islam

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has boarded the Oscar-shortlisted documentary short film “Stranger at the Gate” as executive producer. The film, which charts the surprising change of heart of a PTSD-suffering former U.S. Marine who set...

Fox Alternative Entertainment Trials ‘The Masterpiece’ Competition Series in Thailand

“The Masterpiece,” an artistic talent competition show, took to the airwaves on Wednesday in Thailand. The Thai launch is regarded as a proof of concept or experiment that, if successful, could be rolled out as an...

China Box Office: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Reaches $190 Million Total, Wins Fourth Weekend

“Avatar: The Way of Water” continued its uneven box office career in mainland China with a fourth weekend at the top of the charts. The film earned $16.5 million (RMB114 million) between Friday and Sunday, according to...

Korea Box Office: ‘Avatar 2’ Fourth Weekend Win Gives Bright New Year Start After Industry’s Patchy 2022 Recovery

South Korea’s box office continued its “Avatar”-powered strong run into a fourth weekend, with overall takings exceeding $15 million during the first normal Friday to Sunday of the new year. “Avatar: The Way of Water” remained in...

Lionsgate Sets Canada Releasing Deal With Cineplex Pictures

Santa Monica-based mini-studio Lionsgate has struck a deal with Canada’s Cineplex Pictures that will see Lionsgate’s 2023 theatrical slate released in Canadian cinemas. The lineup spans 11 feature films over the course of the year, of which...

Local Films Drive Remarkable Hong Kong Box Office Rebound in Late 2022

A succession of locally-made hit films released in the second half of the year helped the cinema box office in Hong Kong to stage a remarkable comeback in 2022. Aggregate box office for the year was HK$1.14...

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China Box Office Hits $1 Billion Over Lunar New Year, as Zhang Yimou’s ‘Full River Red’ Earns $465 Million in Eight Days

Cinema box office in mainland China came close to record levels over the Lunar New Year period with RMB6.76 billion of gross revenue...

Lisa Loring, Wednesday in Original ‘Addams Family’ Series, Dies at 64

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