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Old 08-05-2017, 08:50 PM
 
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Warrior Wolf 2 is showing in some cities in America now. I wanted to see it today but it was sold out.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:45 PM
 
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How come I can't find it on IMDB?
Here's the IMDb link for Great Wall.

The Great Wall (2016) - IMDb
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:50 PM
 
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Warrior Wolf 2 is showing in some cities in America now. I wanted to see it today but it was sold out.
Hadn't heard of it, but it looks like most AMC theatres are playing it.

That made me wonder since AMC got bought out by a Chinese company, maybe the Wanda Group, that they will start playing more Chinese movies. Maybe a couple releases a year or something.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:49 AM
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hengdian_World_Studios

There's no Chinese equivalent of LA. But Hengdian has the largest flim studio. Few people would call it the entertainment capital, though.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:09 AM
 
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Here's the IMDb link for Great Wall.

The Great Wall (2016) - IMDb
I had found that one but thought you must be referring to something else. It's not really a Chinese movie if the leading actor is an American. Also, it grossed very little in the U.S. even with Matt Damon as the headliner.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:31 AM
 
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I had found that one but thought you must be referring to something else. It's not really a Chinese movie if the leading actor is an American. Also, it grossed very little in the U.S. even with Matt Damon as the headliner.
It is a Chinese movie. Just the same way many Hollywood movies have non Americans in leading roles and only Damon is American, the other lead is Brazilian (I think), and everyone else is Chinese. It was filmed in China, directed and produced by Chinese, funded by a Chinese studio. It did $45~ million in the US alone, not too bad. Warrior Wolf 2 also has an American in a lead position.

I personally believe most Chinese international hits will likely be in English, or at least partially in English.

Here's another really good Chinese movie staring Christian Bale from 2011. Flowers of War
Jin ling shi san chai (2011) - IMDb

It was not a blockbuster as it only grossed $9,000 in the US, but it's a really great movie.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:00 AM
 
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Okay, you are not getting what was being discussed here. The debate was whether Chinese movies, with leading Chinese actors, were able to make the cross over into the box office in the West, particularly the U.S. Using a movie in which they have to have a major American actor in order to sell to a western audience is not a great example. On top of that, it was a box office flop in the U.S., even with a big name like Damon.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:28 AM
 
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Okay, you are not getting what was being discussed here. The debate was whether Chinese movies, with leading Chinese actors, were able to make the cross over into the box office in the West, particularly the U.S. Using a movie in which they have to have a major American actor in order to sell to a western audience is not a great example. On top of that, it was a box office flop in the U.S., even with a big name like Damon.
No.

Hollywood still dominates the U.S market. European movies and Asian movies(Japanese, Korean) can't make it, why would anyone expect China to change the landscape.

When was the last time you saw a French movie in a U.S cinema?
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:12 PM
 
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Yeah I liked Flowers of War. Good Chinese movie with Bale. Saw it in the theaters in Guangzhou.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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Wolf warrior 2 is the top film in China's history and probably will be the highest grossing film globally

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Hadn't heard of it, but it looks like most AMC theatres are playing it.

That made me wonder since AMC got bought out by a Chinese company, maybe the Wanda Group, that they will start playing more Chinese movies. Maybe a couple releases a year or something.
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