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  1. News - China Insider - ENTERTAINMENT

    Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... demanding 20.8 million yuan (HK$26.2 million) in compensation. The tourism company said in its contract with M1905, an agency representing the US film studio, it had promised to pay sponsorship of 6 million yuan to Paramount and would allow the film’s production crew to shoot in its natural setting in exchange for the name of the park being promoted in the film. But Paramount failed to “show ...

  2. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    How popcorn has become a 390 million yuan hit with mainland Chinese movie-goers

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:02pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... at the mainland’s largest cinema chain, as more people flock to the nation’s movie theatres. Wanda Cinemas said on its website it earned 390 million yuan (HK$491 million) in revenue last year from popcorn, just under 10 per cent of its total returns of 4.1 billion yuan. Huang Qunfei, the general manager of the Beijing New Film Association, a cinema in the capital, told Xinhua popcorn sales ...

  3. News - China Insider - ENTERTAINMENT

    Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:36pm by Chris Luo

    ... that he sells for as much as 100,000 yuan (HK$125,630) each. Liu Xianhui, 45, a part-time welder only a year ago, has now opened a workshop where he and 11 other workers assemble robot models ... a character in the film like Bumblebee or Optimus Prime. “The one-metre-tall models are each sold for 10,000 yuan. Those ones taller than 12 metres are over 100,000 yuan,” Liu said. Most ...

  4. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    One for the ages: Transformers film breaks mainland box office records

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:45am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Movie's 600m yuan in sales comes after film official warns about Hollywood's dominance Transformers sets opening weekend record Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction has earned more than 600 million yuan (HK$750 million) since its debut on the mainland on Friday, an opening weekend record, according to state media. The box-office ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Monkey King drama to stay on TVB despite 1,100 complaints

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by Ada Lee

    ... of mainland producer Zhang Jizhong, is based on the 16th century classic novel of the same name. It cost TVB 100 million yuan (HK$118 million) to produce, with special effects led by the team behind ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    More than 1,100 Hong Kong viewers complain to TVB over mainland's 'Journey to the West'

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:30am by Vivienne Chow

    ... on the mainland but still topped the ratings race. TVB said it cost 100 million yuan (HK$118 million) to produce, with the special effects led by the team behind the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. ...

  7. News - China Insider - ENTERTAINMENT

    Confusion as CCTV airs ‘Game of Thrones’ amid ban on other US shows

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:35pm by Reuters and Patrick Boehler <a href=

    ... at an online video site, adding that regulation was expected at some point but with a minor impact on the industry. China’s online video market was worth 12.8 billion yuan (HK$16 billion) in 2013, ...

  8. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    China's video websites forced to adjust to tighter regulations

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:39am by WU NAN

    ... such praise may delight the show's producers, the insistence on watching the content free of charge will undoubtedly meet with disapproval. "Like me, people who are used to buying 10 yuan ...

  9. News - China Insider - ENTERTAINMENT

    Housewife turns Mao Zedong impersonator

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 02:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... rushed to the scene struggled to hold back tears of laughter.” At the time of the report, Chen received 2,000 yuan (HK$2,530) for an appearance- now her fee have risen to five figures. Chen, who ...

  10. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    Beijingers hooked on video game thrills turned real

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by WU NAN

    ... the mainland, such as Hong Kong. Tang Yuhong, 30, opened her Lost Real-life Room Escape Studio in the capital last September. It cost her about 100,000 yuan (HK$127,000) to decorate a 44 square metre ... the business, but it's challenging to design the puzzles and keep attracting customers." Groups of at least five people pay 80 yuan each to use the space for an hour. Tang said her prices were ...




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