A scene from Dreams of Getting Rich, a Lunar New Year film which skipped a cinematic release and instead went straight to premium video on demand earlier this year.
A scene from Dreams of Getting Rich, a Lunar New Year film which skipped a cinematic release and instead went straight to premium video on demand earlier this year.

From Lost in Russia to Legend of Hunter and Dreams of Getting Rich, China’s online movies are booming like never before

  • China’s online movie industry got a huge boost during the coronavirus pandemic, with releases over the past year breaking a host of sales records
  • The boom has seen many new players enter the market, while more movies featuring A-listers are skipping cinematic releases completely

A scene from Dreams of Getting Rich, a Lunar New Year film which skipped a cinematic release and instead went straight to premium video on demand earlier this year.
A scene from Dreams of Getting Rich, a Lunar New Year film which skipped a cinematic release and instead went straight to premium video on demand earlier this year.
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