When 22-year-old Langou Lian looks back at her decision to study in the United States, one influence sticks out: Disney Channel movie High School Musical.
Chinese graduates throw their mortar boards into the air at Columbia University, in New York. Picture: Xinhua When 22-year-old Langou Lian looks back at her decision to study in the United States, one influence sticks out: Disney Channel movie High School Musical . “I hated Chinese education,” Lian says, […]
As someone who just came back from visiting China for many days, I got to say the security there is pretty good. Couple of examples in China America can learn from:
- People have to send their bags through metal detectors before they enter the airport
- People to send their bags through metal detectors before they enter the subway
- Police officers are there at major metro subway stops, at train stations, all over airport etc.
- If you don’t intend to break the law, you will feel safe
Photo taken on Dec. 22, 2016 shows the morning scenery of the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Li He) China has become one of the safest countries in the world, with an average of 6.2 murders for every 1 million people in 2016, the country’s top political […]
You want to hear a funny joke? Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are up against each other in court, headed for divorce. The judge looks over all the paperwork, fumbles with his spectacles, and, after what feels like forever, exhales deeply. He takes his glasses off and puts the […]
An Asian American family living in Twin Peaks, San Francisco received hate and threatening messages after putting a “Black Lives Matter” sign in their window. via KRON 4 Speaking to KRON 4 , homeowner Debbie Lee said that the sign has been around since 2015, but only received untoward […]
The Presentation of Asian Masculinity by Natalie Ng and Shadowsweep The topic of traditional masculinity (and femininity)had long been debated among various communities, researchers, and historians on the question of their origins. The argument is often that because we live in a world dominated by Eurocentric cultures, they would […]
‘Wolf Warrior 2’ With a 14-day total of $593.9 million in China alone, counting online ticketing fees, Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior 2 will almost certainly end the weekend among the very biggest single-territory grossers of all time. It is crossing $600m today, on its 15 th day of release […]
With a 14-day total of $593.9 million in China alone, counting online ticketing fees, Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior 2 will almost certainly end the weekend among the very biggest single-territory grossers of all time. It is crossing $600m today, on its 15th day of release (thanks to time zone magic, “today” is actually Friday in China), and is going to make a run at besting The Force Awakens’ record-setting $90m third Fri-Sun weekend. Even if it doesn’t go the distance, and if it drops by 51% from last weekend’s record-crushing $161m frame, we’re still looking at an over/under $80m third weekend and a 17-day total of around $673m. That would be the third-biggest single-territory grosser, not adjusted for inflation or exchange rates, behind only 20th Century Fox’s Avatar ($760m in North America) and Walt Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($937m in North America).
Or maybe the demand will dry up, as it always seems to even when you think a film is unstoppable. Plenty of big films (Spider-Man, American Sniper, The Passion of the Christ, etc.) have followed up huge opening weekends with superb legs only to quickly wind down merely due to the sheer amount of demand being met in those first 10-17 days. Obviously, we’ll know more this weekend, and there is a difference between slowing down after a month and slowing down after two weeks when the numbers are this big. To be blunt, this isn’t the world’s best news for a Hollywood somewhat counting on China to deliver mega-bucks results for its blockbuster franchise offerings. Long story short, if Chinese movies can deliver approximate thrills and chills with local talent and Chinese movie stars, the English language/American action spectaculars are going to be slightly less essential.