WARCRAFT opened in China 4 days ago on June 8th and already appears to be proving rather popular as it’s just hit ¥1 billion ($152 million) in box office takings, even Gul’dan (Daniel Wu) is pleased about it posting earlier on his Instagram account “Gul’dan is very happy.”
It’s an incredible opening week so far in China and one I thought we’d like to know a bit more about. Luckily we have friend in China, so it’s over to Jessie to tell us more… Continue reading Warcraft hits ¥1 billion ($152 million) in China!
Thanks once again to our friend Jessie over in China, we have news that after it’s 30th August mainland Chinese cinema release, Source Code is on track (sorry) to top the Chinese box office chart in it’s first week… Continue reading Source Code Tops Chinese Mainland Box Office Chart
Source Code opens in China today, one of only 20 foreign films to open on the Chinese mainland due to a quota system currently in place. Things may change in the future, with up to 1,600 new cinema screens being added per year to service a growing appetite for both local, and foreign films (1). Even GERTY has seen the potential, with actor Kevin Spacey starring in entirely locally funded feature ‘Inseparable‘, where 50% of the dialogue will be in Mandarin (2).
So it seems, for the moment, Source Code is lucky to be one of the 20 foreign films screening this year, and thanks to meeting new friends on Twitter, it may be that Chinese fans have had something to do with it’s selection, and one fan in particular, who has been supporting Duncan Jones work since the 2009 release of MOON… Continue reading Chinese Fan Helps Spread The Word On MOON & Source Code
As we get closer to the release of 源代码 Source Code in China on the 30th August, Duncan Jones has put out an appeal to the audience in China to go see Source Code at the cinema, and not watch pirated versions.
This has been translated and posted also at sina.com which we understand is one of the biggest Chinese web sites. Many fans in China have contacted Duncan through Twitter, to ask for the release of Source Code in mainland China, but communications are hampered somewhat by them having to find various ways around controlled access to some online resources, we heard earlier in the week from Jessie about their efforts over there to try and spread the word about MOON in 2009, and now Source Code in 2011.
Proper amazing that we all find a way to speak to each other about shared interests, so quickly, despite language and technical barriers. So for our friends in China, here is (hopefully) the translation of Duncan’s letter above. He did start sending one to every member of the population, bit ended up sticking his mouth together after licking a large amount of envelopes. Hopefully this is the next best thing.
Thanks to twitter friend nightdipper confirming to 源代码 Source Code Director Duncan Jones yesterday, we can now confirm that the long awaited cinema release in mainland China will happen at the end of the month, on the 30th August. For our friends in China, here is a brief synopsis, and the poster to look out for this month… Continue reading 源代码 Source Code Finally Released In China 30th August