AFTERSHOCK Trigger Wave Of Chinese Films Receiving Day-And-Date Releases In US
Distributor China Lion has struck a deal with AMC to bring Chinese blockbusters to US screens simultaneously to their release in China.
Fans get to watch films without the lengthy lag required by traditional distribution – and for producers who cut out piracy concerns by releasing quickly.
This deal will see China Lion supply up to 15 films per year exclusively to AMC in the United States and to AMC in Toronto and Ottawa.
Aftershock has grossed $100 million (USD) in China domestically, making it the biggest local film in Chinese box office history. China has just announced that the film will be its official selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Oscars.