Asia Pacific Roundabout

Asia Roundabout 2-15
Bollywood hit ‘DDLJ’ celebrates 1,000-week run

It was Oct. 19, 1995, when Mumbai’s iconic 1,100-seat Maratha Mandir theatre for the first time screened a brand-new Bollywood production, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, a romantic comedy produced by Yash Raj Films More »

Thailand Hunger Games
Thai circuit kills ‘Mockingjay’ prior to opening

As an entire nation feverishly awaited the Thailand premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 on Nov. 20, moviegoers in the capital Bangkok were in for a big surprise when the film was abruptly canceled by the operator of the inner-city Scala and Lido theatres literally hours before its scheduled first screening, apparently due to political factors. More »

Asia Roundabout 12-14
‘Outcast’ gets a second chance in China

On Sept. 26, the period action film Outcast, a France/U.S.A./China co-production, was withdrawn by Chinese studio Yunnan Film Group, its principal local investor, without any immediate explanation and just two hours before its scheduled midnight previews in Beijing. More »

Asia Nov.
China casts out ‘Outcast’

Once again, China has pulled a major English-language movie literally hours before its scheduled opening. More »

Asia 10-14
‘Roaring Currents’ breaks Korean box-office records

A historical drama depicting a famous sea battle between Korean and Japanese forces has set new records at the South Korean box office. More »

Asia 09-14
China’s SAPPRFT releases 2014 box-office figures

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT, often shortened to “China Film Bureau”), China’s media industry-governing body, has released the official box-office figures for the first half of 2014. More »



Fifth annual CinemaCon to return to Caesars Palace April 20

The fifth annual CinemaCon will return to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 20-23 More »

NATO issues technological requirements for High Dynamic Range projection

NATO has released technological requirements for High Dynamic Range projection systems More »

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