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China's box office revenue surpasses $3.2b in first six months

2015-07-02 15:02

New stats show box office revenues in China have surpassed 20 billion yuan ($3.2 billion) so far this year. This is nearly 50 percent growth compared with the first half of last year.

Yan's mom-inspired TV series making waves

2015-07-02 08:32

Best-selling author Yan Geling, recently made a splash on Chinese TV with Theater, a 34-episode series written by her.

Aspirant's Avenue

2015-07-02 08:21

Young Chinese filmmakers will likely benefit from closer cinematic cooperation between the country and South Korea as expectations surround a joint film festival in Dachang county, Hebei province.

Kung fu actor takes actual beating for knockout film

2015-07-02 08:03

Kung fu film star Wu Jing is afraid of fighting. While he has appeared in dozens of action flicks over nearly two decades, he still must repress the urge to flinch when filming fight scenes.

Fallen stars darken silver screen

2015-07-02 07:52

The ban on movies featuring actors convicted of crimes has hurt several upcoming releases filmed before the arrests.

Finnish film director rejects Oscar Academy membership

2015-06-30 13:54

Finnish film director Pirjo Honkasalo has dismissed an invitation to become a member of the Los Angeles based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that awards the Oscars, reported Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat on June 28.

'Jurassic World' remains top at box office

2015-06-30 13:45

Universal's 3D film "Jurassic World" crossed the half-billion dollar mark in ticket sales in North America this weekend, and dominated the box office returns for a third straight week.

Many roles for Fan Bingbing

2015-06-30 09:25

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is seemingly securing her image as one of the country's top homegrown stars attached to foreign and collaborative projects.

Double romance set for 2016

2015-06-29 10:27

Beijing TV is producing a 50-episode TV series Love Is You and Me. Actor Feng Yuanzheng will be the director and play lead role, Hu Jizong.

Spicy Hot in Love remade

2015-06-29 09:34

In 1997, when Hollywood blockbuster Titanic dominated mainland theaters, a low-budget Chinese film Spicy Hot in Love emerged as a surprisingly dark horse at the box office.

Wartime composer gets anniversary revival

2015-06-29 09:18

On June 24, Chinese three tenors Dai Yuqiang, Warren Mok and Wei Song recorded the Yellow River Cantata, which was composed by the late Chinese composer Xian Xinghai during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-45) in Beijing.

Singer Zhang is back with a bang

2015-06-29 09:08

Chinese singer Zhang Liangying has launched a national tour, titled Bang the World, which will visit seven cities around China. The first concert will be held in Shanghai on June 27.

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