A scene from Never Gone, starring Crystal Liu (left) and Kris Wu. Analysts say the “teen romance” formula adopted by Chinese film makers in recent years is now tired and outdated, and the box office numbers are starting to show it. Photo: Ruyi Xinxin Film Investment

Chinese box office hits the buffers

After years of double-digit growth, the domestic film industry is struggling. But the big guns are still investing, and now have Hollywood firmly in their sights

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A scene from Never Gone, starring Crystal Liu (left) and Kris Wu. Analysts say the “teen romance” formula adopted by Chinese film makers in recent years is now tired and outdated, and the box office numbers are starting to show it. Photo: Ruyi Xinxin Film Investment
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