Asia Pacific Roundabout

Asia 05-14
‘Frozen’ fires up box office in Japan

With chilly temperatures still prevailing across most of Japan, Walt Disney Pictures’ animated feature Frozen has proven to be a veritable audience-puller since its opening on March 14, 2014. More »

Asia 04-14
‘Avengers 2’ confirmed for South Korea shoot

For the best part of January and February, South Korea’s media was brimming with reports that the second installment of Marvel’s superhero franchise The Avengers would be partly shot in the country, although local Disney Studios representatives denied the claims at the time. More »

Asia 03-14
North Korea’s surprisingly prolific movie industry

It may come as a big surprise to some, but the internationally isolated and politically ostracized country of North Korea has long boasted an extraordinarily prolific movie industry. More »

Asia 02-14
South Korea celebrates record year at box office

As the clock struck midnight and ushered in the New Year, Korean cinema found itself in the lucky position of being able to look back on an extremely satisfying 2013, with both theatres and studios reporting new records. More »

Asia 01-14
Lingerie lantern scene in ‘Oh! My Ghost’ fires up Thai activists

Conservative activists in Thailand have recently raised a storm against the producers of ghost slapstick comedy Oh! My Ghost, criticizing the inclusion in the movie of a scene in which the characters release a floating lantern to which a set of female underwear is attached. More »

Asia 12-13
Bollywood flick tackles India’s rape culture

The extraordinarily brutal gang-rape of a young Indian student on Dec. 12, 2012, in a suburb of New Delhi has inspired a Bollywood movie titled Kill the Rapist?, slated for release exactly one year after the fatal incident. More »

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DCDC to provide satellite and digital delivery platform to Cinema Buying Group

The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC) has concluded a template agreement with the Cinema Buying Group More »

CinemaCon attendance up five percent

CinemaCon announced a five percent increase in attendance over its 2013 show More »

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