China Goes Hollywood In 'the Great Wall'

China goes Hollywood in 'The Great Wall'

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Hollywood hits commonly reap half or more of their box office overseas, as "Finding Dory" and "Rogue One" have done. Zhang Yimou's "The Great Wall," which opens Friday, will test whether that trick works both…

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    Much of Hollywood is trying to figure out how best to work with China, and co-productions like Born in China represent one way to navigate the country's strict quota system for foreign productions. In February, Universal Pictures released The Great Wall ...
    04/22/2017 - 7:42 am | View Link
  • China’s Biggest Movie Mogul Doesn’t Go to the Movies
    So uninterested is the businessman that, in an interview with the paper, Wang even claimed that he hasn’t even seen The Great Wall the highly-touted ... and disciplined businessman in contrast to Hollywood types who “tend to be more casual because ...
    04/20/2017 - 10:34 pm | View Link
  • Hollywood Has 1.4 Billion Reasons to Try to Play Nice With China
    Films from major Hollywood studios are capped at 34 titles per year and ... The biggest example yet is “ The Great Wall,” an action fantasy released last year that starred Matt Damon and cost $150 million to make. While that was a step in the right ...
    04/19/2017 - 6:26 pm | View Link
  • China box office now a key part of Hollywood script
    February’s premiere of The Great Wall showcased the balance between two superpowers ... The movie’s poor showing didn’t slow the trans-Pacific collaboration. Hollywood has become so entangled with China that the movie industry can’t run without ...
    04/19/2017 - 3:25 am | View Link
  • China media mogul Li Ruigang joins board of Hollywood talent agency behind Brad Pitt, Beyoncé
    A recent example was The Great Wall, a US$150 million Sino-US co-production starring Hollywood A-lister Matt Damon and Hong Kong’s Andy Lau. The blockbuster was backed by US studio Legendary Entertainment, which was bought by Wang last year. It generated ...
    04/18/2017 - 11:00 am | View Link
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  • History of the Great Wall of China
    The history of the Great Wall of China began when fortifications built by various states during the Spring and Autumn (771–476 BC) and Warring States periods (475 ...
    04/22/2017 - 8:43 am | View Website
  • Is the Search for a China-Hollywood Blockbuster Doomed ...
    Is the Search for a China-Hollywood Blockbuster Doomed? The flailing 'Great Wall' aspires to be a bicultural extravaganza. The result is a mess.
    02/24/2017 - 7:46 am | View Website
  • 'Hollywood Made in China': Why movie studios are obsessed ...
    With China’s box office on track to overtake America’s any year now, Hollywood is increasingly focused on Chinese audiences and Beijing censors.
    02/13/2017 - 10:01 am | View Website
  • China Box Office: Alibaba's 'See You Tomorrow' Overtakes ...
    The Great Wall earned $26.4 in its second weekend, a 61 percent slide from its $67.4 million opening weekend haul. That's slightly less than the 64 percent fall ...
    12/26/2016 - 10:40 pm | View Website
  • China Box Office: 'The Great Wall' Stands Debuts With $67 ...
    Starring Matt Damon and directed by Oscar-nominee Zhang Yimou, the Legendary co-production has notched the fourth-biggest debut of the year in China.
    12/18/2016 - 11:44 am | View Website
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