7 Hollywood Movies to Watch Out for at Chinese Cinemas This Summer, Many With Day-and-Date Release
At least seven big Hollywood movies are heading to Chinese cinema screens in the next couple of months, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Even more significant – many of the major blockbusters set for May and June are set to open in China day-and-date with North America according to THR citing an official release calendar they’ve seen.
Scoring a day-and-date release means the films are less likely to lose money to piracy and helps studios run coordinated global marketing campaigns.
No doubt Chinese film officials will be hoping that the slew of Hollywood blockbusters will give a much-needed boost to total box office earnings which have stagnated this past year.
Hollywood has already being pulling its weight this year with three major titles – xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and now The Fate of the Furious all earning over RMB 1 billion.
Below is the full list of the latest foreign movies for you to mark into your diary (click on the titles for trailers). Keep in mind that these release dates haven’t been officially announced so there’s a strong possibility they will be tweaked.
Alien: Covenant (异形：契约)
May 19 (day-and-date with North America)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (加勒比海盗5：死无对证)
May 26 (day-and-date with North America)
Wonder Woman (神奇女侠)
June 2 (day-and-date with North America)
The Mummy (木乃伊)
June 9 (day-and-date with North America)
Cars 3 (赛车总动员3：极速挑战)
June 16 (day-and-date with North America)
Transformers: The Last Knight (变形金刚5：最后的骑士)
June 23 (day-and-date with North America)
Despicable Me 3 (神偷奶爸3)
June 30 (day-and-date with North America)
And last but not least, don’t forget we still have Smurfs: The Lost Village coming up on April 21, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5 as well as King Arthur: Legend of the Sword set to open on May 12.
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