Chinese Film Industry Looks for New Horizons in North America
China’s booming homegrown film industry is looking for new horizons as more Chinese films hit North America’s theatres in 2019, and work to draw more US and Canadian moviegoers.
The year of 2019 is another milestone for China’s film industry as eight of the year’s top 10 highest-grossing films in the Chinese mainland’s box office charts are Chinese films.
The Chinese mainland’s box office hit an all-time high with a total of 63.7 billion yuan ($9.1 billion) as of Sunday. It remains a difficult task, however, for Chinese films to appeal to North American moviegoers and achieve similar success beyond national borders.
Nonetheless, there is reason to be hopeful. Two major Chinese-language film distributors in North America have fared much better in 2019 than last year.
Photo Credit: Film still of ‘The Wandering Earth’; Mtime