Meanwhile, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ flopped with its Middle Kingdom debut, making less than $1M over the weekend.
The film, adapted from the Epic of King Gesar, will get a U.S. theatrical run starting on August 25.
This year’s box office has proved unpredictable, but animation is flourishing in the world’s biggest markets.
‘Chang’An’ is the first from the history-based New Culture series of films being developed at China’s Light Chaser Animation.
Liu Jian’s latest, which debuted at the Berlinale back in February, will get a U.S. theatrical run in 2024.
The company is looking to scale up and better exploit its kids and family IPs on more and larger platforms.
‘Mario’ posted a historic third weekend domestically while ‘The First Slam Dunk’ dominated in China.
‘The First Slam Dunk’ topped the Chinese box office on Thursday with a $13.93 million first day.
In this exclusive video clip, lead artist Gui and producer Lu Xi describe the demanding work required to create the world of ‘New Gods.’
The film’s impressive global box office run is sure to continue with markets in America and Europe debuting the film on April 13-14.
Makoto Shinkai’s latest has already grossed $182.4 million from seven territories. It will hit the U.S. on April 14.
A censorship expert says that the removal of the episode on Disney+ in Hong Kong is likely Disney’s way of protecting “the company’s ties, current and future, in mainland China.”
U.K. export ‘The Amazing Maurice’ failed to make much of an impact with its North American debut.
Liu’s latest was originally meant to premiere at Cannes last year, but Chinese Covid restrictions made that impossible.
Two Chinese animated features, ‘Boonie Bears: Guardian Code’ and ‘Deep Sea,’ featured in this week’s top 10 global box office list.
‘Dragonkeeper’ is billed as the largest-ever Spain-China co-production, animation or otherwise.
The feature topped the Chinese box office last weekend.
The Chinese government couldn’t resist editing the ending of Illumination’s latest animated feature.
One of China’s most successful box office animation directors, Xiopeng is back with ‘Deep Sea.’
Xi Chen’s cut-out films take a slow dive into personal stories in order to tackle larger societal and cultural issues in China.