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‘Lighting up the Stars’ Expands Lead at China Box Office With $44 Million Second Weekend

Sentimental local drama film “Lighting Up the Stars” topped the mainland China cinema box office for a second weekend. Its haul was nearly 40% bigger than in its debut session. The film grossed RMB296 million ($44 million) between Friday...

Ni Kuang, Leading Hong Kong Screenwriter and Novelist, Dies at 87

Ni Kuang, one of Hong Kong’s most distinguished screenwriters and novelists, has died. He was 87. He died on Sunday in Hong Kong, with local media reporting skin cancer as the cause of death. Ni wrote some 300 screenplays,...

‘Top Gun Maverick’ Fires Off $9.7 Million Second Weekend Ahead of ‘Decision to Leave’ at Korean Box Office

“Top Gun Maverick” flew even higher on its second weekend at the Korean box office, holding on to the top spot and fractionally increasing its gross take. The sky-high performance was more than enough to overshadow the otherwise promising...

Abhishek Rege to Depart Endemol Shine India After 15 Year Run

Abhishek Rege, currently CEO of Endemol Shine India, is to leave the company after 15 years in multiple roles. His successor has not been announced. Rege joined Endemol in 2007 as head of commercial and legal, and was then promoted...

China’s iQiyi Defies Takeover Gloom With 213-Title Summer Slate

Chinese streaming service iQiyi is uploading a huge slate of drama series, films and variety shows for summer. Many were teased as part of a 213-title splurge in May. The drama series lineup includes new title “Dr. Tang,” “The...

‘Lighting up the Stars’ Leads China Box Office Rebound

Sentimental local drama film “Lighting up the Stars” topped the mainland China box office with a solid $31.8 million opening weekend. It underlined the cinema reopening and industry recovery process that has been underway since the beginning of June....

BTS Commits to Busan Concert in Favor of World Expo Bid

K-pop superstars BTS have committed to playing a live concert in support of Busan as host city of the 2030 World Expo. The group has also been appointed as ambassadors for the bid. Bang Si-Hyuk, chairman of BTS’ management...

Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe Head Philippines Version of Korea’s ‘Flower of Evil’ Series

Stars Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe head the cast of the Philippines adaptation of Korean Series “Flower of Evil.” It begins airing across East Asia and parts of the Middle East. The romance-thriller series involves a female detective...

Tokyo Film Market to Stay in Online Mode for Third Year

TIFFCOM, the affiliated market of Tokyo International Film Festival, will remain as an online only event for the third year. It will run for three days, Oct. 25-27, 2022, in parallel with the early part of the film festival....

China Box Office: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Holds for Second Weekend Win

“Jurassic World Dominion” held on to top spot at the mainland China box office despite a 57% drop and the expected challenge from local newcomer “One Week Friends.” The dinosaur franchise movie picked up $23.3 million (RMB156 million) in...

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