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In opening on Nov. 21, the latest “Hunger Games” will be arriving in China even a few hours before the
The first movie adapted from
The film, released in domestic screens in March 2012, grossed about $27 million in China, a good but not great result.
In a statement, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman said, " 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' has become a truly global phenomenon, and its day-and-date release in this key territory further cements its status as a worldwide motion picture event of epic proportions."
While the adult-skewing “Gravity,” which is a huge hit with a worldwide gross to date of more than $283 million for
In recent years, Chinese authorities have scheduled some American blockbusters directly opposite each other, in part to depress their ticket sales so that Chinese films will have a larger share of box-office revenues.