China’s blockbuster The Wandering Earth is rich, gorgeous, and goofy

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We’re living through a fascinating era of rapid change for the blockbuster movie model. America producers, eager to get their $200 million movies into the lucrative Chinese market, are increasingly looking for Chinese production partners, shooting in Chinese locations, and adding China-friendly characters and plotlines to American movies, even including extra scenes just for the Chinese cuts of films. But simultaneously, China and other countries are moving toward the blockbuster model themselves, creating homegrown films that don’t need to involve American partners at all.

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  • Publisher: The Verge
  • Date: 2019-02-09T15:50:56-05:00
  • Author: Tasha Robinson
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‘The Wandering Earth’ gains 1.4 billion yuan of box office in first five days

Chinese sci-fi blockbuster “The Wandering Earth” raked in about 1.4 billion yuan (about 208.7 million U.S. dollars) in box office sales over its first five days on the big screen as of 2:00 p.m. Saturday, according to Maoyan, a professional box office tracker.

The film, one of the biggest winners in the Spring Festival film market, also received favorable reviews from audience and critics.

Considered a milestone in the development of Chinese sci-fi film, “The Wandering Earth,” adapted from the work of Hugo Award Winner Liu Cixin, earned the heart of many science fiction fans like Zhou Yingsen from southern China’s Guangdong Province.

First China-made sci-fi blockbuster to debut in US

Science-fiction (sci-fi) lovers and cinemagoers in the United States can soon enjoy China’s first homemade sci-fi blockbuster as The Wandering Earth will premiere in the country on Tuesday, the first day of the Chinese New Year.

A total of 29 cities across the United States will see the movie released, among which 12 will roll out the movie in the form of IMAX 3D, including New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The breakout sci-fi movie of China, an adaptation of a novel of the same name by China’s Hugo Award winner Liu Cixin, will also mark the first Chinese blockbuster to be released in IMAX 3D overseas.

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China screens its own sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth

BEIJING ‘ A Chinese sci-fi movie featuring Shanghai landmarks collapsing in earthquakes and the Earth about to collide with Jupiter hit China’s cinema screens on Tuesday.

The Wandering Earth is China’s first big-budget sci-fi film and it has created high expectations for Chinese movie fans who hope it will usher in a new era for Chinese sci-fi. It is adapted from a short story by Hugo Award winner Liu Cixin.

It focuses on a Chinese astronaut and his emotionally estranged son, as they join a global mission to prevent Earth from crashing into Jupiter.

Director Guo Fan told Xinhua that the movie was not a “hero movie” but about humanity fighting a crisis “as one community”.

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  • Date: 2019-02-08T05:00:00+08:00
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