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About jiangsen

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  1. 0.95M/1.03138B with fees 0.88M/966.34M without
  2. Docs don't usually make a ton of money in China (or anywhere else in the world for that matter) so it wasn't going to break the bank. It has received high audience ratings on all sites so its legs should be strong but won't have the screen numbers to do anything big. Estimate $3M total.
  3. ¥1.32M - Friday ¥3.37M - Saturday
  4. Wolf Warriors II is an absolute game-changer for Chinese action films. High-production values rivaling Hollywood and a Chinese action hero that's at once familiar to audiences who've grown up on a steady diet of Hollywood action films, but also who want their own hero that speaks to the current socio/political climate in the country. In my opinion, it also does a phenomenal job of commercializing a film that is essentially soft power propaganda for the masses. Scary if you think about it too much, but impressive in its own right. Good on Jacky Wu.
  5. English name of 三生三世十里桃花 is Once Upon A Time
  6. No. The release thread will be updated once there's a confirmed release.
  7. Thanks for this @Gavin Feng To help clarify some of what you are saying (your grasp of English is still very impressive, buddy)... Many netizens were quite surprised (and elated) Dahufa was able to pass Chinese censors even with such veiled criticisms of the CPC (Communist Party of China). For example, one line that seems to be making the rounds is "Why is the sun so red, yet so cold?" The Communist Youth League (CYL), a CPC youth movement in which many high-level Chinese government leaders have started their careers in, took to its WeChat account to primarily rail against the low screen counts given to Battle of Xiangjiang River, a propaganda film -- in Chinese these films are called "main-melody films" -- released on June 30. Their argument actually started off fairly logical and is a qualm many in the industry have been citing for awhile. They claimed that small indie films or films produced for low- to mid- budgets often can't afford the marketing costs Chinese blockbusters can and even if they are high quality, they are squeezed out of theaters by exhibitors. But then, as party mouthpieces are often wont to do, the CYL shifted its attention and the results show just how thin-skinned those in power can be: "In fact, under current market conditions where marketing is king, apart from a film like Monkey King: Hero Is Back with exceptional quality and a host of devoted fans who post fervently and independently on social media (in Chinese these fans are called "tap water" as opposed to the "water army" who are paid for their comments), the success or failure of a film has already been determined by marketing and distribution." "Take for example a certain movie that has opened recently. Its screen share and attendance rate weren't very high at the start, but the hype surrounding this so-called "adult-leaning animation" as the first Chinese film ever to administer its own rating (remember China still doesn't have a rating system), as well as its numerous political metaphors full of evil intentions, has helped attract more and more eyeballs, thereby improving its situation." This was just a small part of CYL's criticism. In general, the article seemed to be directed more at moviegoers' resistance to "main-melody films" in the age of Chinese blockbusters. It'll be interesting to see how The Founding of An Army performs when it opens July 28 and how the powers-that-be will frame what happens, especially since it'll be going up against the more commercial Wolf Warrior 2.
  8. English title is Midnight Diner 2
  9. Maoyan predicting 86.5M.
  10. No. Nothing happened.
  11. It was never opening in China.
  12. You, sir, are far from the average Chinese moviegoer.
  13. Will be curious to see these stats for 2017. Terrible year so far for animations apart from Boonie Bears during CNY...
  14. Usually no trailers in China.

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