Last year, Chinese box-office takings (.6 billion) were second only — albeit by some distance — to America’s (.4 billion).
Is Hollywood piggybacking on China to maintain its privileged ranking?
Strangely, this is a partnership founded on mistrust.
For years, China’s communist regime took a dim view of the luminous art form of cinema.
There are, however, doubts about how international this appeal has proved to be.
(China’s most expensive film to date) has already recouped its 0 million budget in Chinese cinemas, but it’s struggling to do anything much in America.
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Other actors will have to make the 6,500-mile journey between LA and Shanghai.One of China’s most fêted filmmakers — Zhang Yimou, the man behind (2002) and the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics — was signed up to direct it.Matt Damon was brought on board, one assumes, as a face with international appeal.It’s now officially the TCL Chinese Theatre, after the naming rights were sold to China’s TCL Corporation in 2013.Perhaps he’d have found it reassuring to know that, although he wasn’t in China any more, China was still there with him.