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Disney Stock Dips As Theme Park Comments Rattle Market; CFO Cites “Global Moderation From Peak Post-Covid Travel” - deadline.com - Hong Kong
deadline.com
07.05.2024

Disney Stock Dips As Theme Park Comments Rattle Market; CFO Cites “Global Moderation From Peak Post-Covid Travel”

Fireworks at Disney’s first-quarter earnings amid a bitter proxy fight quieted down in the second and the company’s commentary on a call today, especially around the parks business, generated some investor angst and knocked the stock lower.

Cannes Award Winner ‘Grand Tour’ Travels to Several Additional Territories - variety.com - Australia - Britain - Spain - France - New Zealand - Italy - Ireland - South Korea - India - Ukraine - Thailand - Austria - Germany - Portugal - Eu - Indonesia - Greece - Poland - Turkey - Hong Kong - Bulgaria - Romania - Macau
variety.com
13.07.2024

Cannes Award Winner ‘Grand Tour’ Travels to Several Additional Territories

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor The Match Factory has sold the rights in several key territories for Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes‘ “Grand Tour,” following its premiere in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it received the best director prize. The film unravels the poignant tale of Edward, a British civil servant portrayed by Gonçalo Waddington (“Arabian Nights: Volume 2,” “Patrick”), and his fiancée Molly, played by Crista Alfaiate (“Arabian Nights: Volume 1, 2, 3,” “The Tsugua Diaries”), as she embarks on an adventurous pursuit across Asia.

‘The Last Stop in Yuma County’ Takes Top Prize at Bucheon Fantasy Film Festival - variety.com - county Hall - South Korea - Japan - Arizona - North Korea - Hong Kong - Taiwan - county Yuma
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13.07.2024

‘The Last Stop in Yuma County’ Takes Top Prize at Bucheon Fantasy Film Festival

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief American-made films took two top prizes at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) in South Korea, ahead of a slew of Korean and Taiwanese titles that took the lesser prizes. “The Last Stop in Yuma County,” a crime thriller directed by Francis Galluppi and set around a restaurant in Arizona, won the KRW20 million ($14,500) Bucheon Choice feature award. The jury called it a, “profound exploration of human nature [with] characters traversing the boundary between righteousness and malevolence.” JT Mollner was named best director in the same section for his “Strange Darling,” a retro-feel, horror-romance with what the jury called, “an exhilarating and engaging narrative, challenging genre and character stereotypes and subverting implicit bias.” The awards were presented Friday evening at a closing ceremony at the Bucheon City Hall.

Stray Kids announce 2024 to 2025 ‘dominATE’ world tour - www.nme.com - Australia - China - South Korea - Thailand - Japan - Indonesia - Hong Kong - city Seoul, South Korea - Singapore - city Singapore - Taiwan - Philippines - city Manila - Macau - city Jakarta, Indonesia
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13.07.2024

Stray Kids announce 2024 to 2025 ‘dominATE’ world tour

Stray Kids have announced their upcoming 2024 to 2025 ‘dominATE’ world tour, featuring concerts in Asia, Europe, North America and more.On July 8, Stray Kids announced the first batch of dates and concerts for their upcoming 2024 to 2025 ‘dominATE’ world tour. The tour will kick off with its APAC leg, running from August 2024 to January 2025.The APAC leg of the ‘dominATE’ tour will open with four shows at the KSPO Dome in South Korea from late-August to early-September.

K-Pop Festival KCON L.A. To Air Live Concert Event on The CW Later This Month, Featuring and Others - variety.com - Los Angeles - USA - South Korea - Germany - Japan - Indiana - Hong Kong
variety.com
13.07.2024

K-Pop Festival KCON L.A. To Air Live Concert Event on The CW Later This Month, Featuring and Others

Michael Schneider Variety Editor at Large K-pop stars including Zerobaseone, NCT 127, Stayc, Jeon Somi, Zico and I-Land 2 are among the acts set to perform at the KCON L.A. 2024 mainstage, which will be broadcast live for the first time on The CW later this month. The KCON LA 2024 live telecast will air on Sunday, July 28 at 8 p.m.

Stray Kids announce ‘Dominate World Tour’ concerts in Asia and Australia - nypost.com - Australia - Chicago - city Seoul - Tokyo - Hong Kong - Macau
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13.07.2024

Stray Kids announce ‘Dominate World Tour’ concerts in Asia and Australia

Stray Kids just found a few places to stay this year and next.The beloved K-Pop group just announced the first leg of their ‘dominATE Tour’ that will send them to arenas and stadiums all over Asia and Australia from August 2024 through January 2025.Notable stops on the run include shows at Seoul’s KSPO Dome (Aug. 24-25 and Aug.

Despite Record-Breaking ‘Walled In,’ Hong Kong Box Office Takes First Half Tumble – Global Bulletin - variety.com - Hong Kong - city Hong Kong
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12.07.2024

Despite Record-Breaking ‘Walled In,’ Hong Kong Box Office Takes First Half Tumble – Global Bulletin

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief A local film “Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In” earned an all-time record-breaking HK$105 million ($13.5 million) at the Hong Kong box office. But it was not enough to keep the territory’s theatrical business on a recovery track. Data from Hong Kong Box Office Ltd.

GOT7’s Youngjae announces 2024 ‘Once in a Dream’ Asia tour - www.nme.com - China - county Hall - South Korea - Thailand - Japan - Hong Kong - city Seoul, South Korea - county Union
nme.com
12.07.2024

GOT7’s Youngjae announces 2024 ‘Once in a Dream’ Asia tour

Youngjae of K-pop boyband GOT7 has announced his upcoming 2024 ‘Once in a Dream’ Asia tour, featuring concerts in Thailand, Japan and more.GOT7’s Youngjae announced his 2024 ‘Once in a Dream’ Asia tour on July 1. The tour will include six shows across four cities in August and September 2024, including Thailand, Japan and more.I’ll kick off on August 17 at the Katsushika Symphony Hills Mozart Hall in Tokyo, Japan, followed by two shows in Bangkok, Thailand in the same month.

The CW Set To Livestream K-Pop Music Festival KCON LA 2024 - deadline.com - Germany - Japan - North Korea - Hong Kong - city Irvine
deadline.com
12.07.2024

The CW Set To Livestream K-Pop Music Festival KCON LA 2024

The CW will air the K-pop music festival KCON LA 2024 live on Sunday, July 28, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

‘Emmanuelle’ Trailer: Noémie Merlant and Will Sharpe Embark on an Erotic Quest in Audrey Diwan’s Adaptation of Famous French Novel - variety.com - France - Hong Kong - city Hong Kong
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12.07.2024

‘Emmanuelle’ Trailer: Noémie Merlant and Will Sharpe Embark on an Erotic Quest in Audrey Diwan’s Adaptation of Famous French Novel

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Audrey Diwan’s erotic quest movie “Emmanuelle” has dropped a first trailer and poster ahead of its world premiere screening in September at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Shot in Hong Kong, the film is freely adapted from Emmanuelle Arsan’s novel of the same name. It casts a female gaze on the intimate quest of the woman whose name still evokes one cinema’s most provocative characters.

China Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ Debuts Third as ‘Moments We Shared’ Leads Weekend - variety.com - China - Hong Kong
variety.com
01.07.2024

China Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ Debuts Third as ‘Moments We Shared’ Leads Weekend

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief The question of when the summer box office season is going to kick into high gear remains unanswered in mainland China – just as it had until recently in plenty of other markets. Over the latest weekend, Chinese-produced feelgood movie “Moments We Shared” headed the box office chart for a second weekend, but with a significantly weaker performance. It earned $14.1 million (RMB100 million) between Friday and Sunday, according to data from consultancy firm Artisan Gateway.

Miffest to Open With Woo Ming Jin’s ‘Indera,’ Sets Competition and Awards for Christine Hakim, Kore-eda Hirokazu – Global Bulletin - variety.com - China - Germany - Japan - Indonesia - Malaysia - Hong Kong - Afghanistan
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26.06.2024

Miffest to Open With Woo Ming Jin’s ‘Indera,’ Sets Competition and Awards for Christine Hakim, Kore-eda Hirokazu – Global Bulletin

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief The Malaysia International Film Festival (Miffest), which runs July 21-28, will open with horror film “Indera” by local director Woo Ming Jin and starring Shaheizy Sam and Azira Shafinaz. The festival will conclude with the double feature of “Love Lies” by Ho Miu Ki and “Peg O’ My Heart” by Nick Cheung.

Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon shares first ever pic of husband - 1yr on from 'secret' wedding - www.ok.co.uk - Australia - state Louisiana - Hong Kong - Lake
ok.co.uk
25.06.2024

Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon shares first ever pic of husband - 1yr on from 'secret' wedding

Liz McClarnon has finally revealed the face of her husband, Peter Cho, a year after their 'secret' wedding.The Atomic Kitten star, 43, had previously kept her husband's identity under wraps, only sharing a photo of them hugging from behind to announce their nuptials. But on Tuesday, 25 June, marking their first wedding anniversary, Liz shared a snap of Peter looking straight into the camera, donning sunglasses and a polo top. "Guess what? I have been married to my perfect match for a whole year", she penned.

Hong Kong Disneyland Cuts Losses, Repays Loan to Disney - variety.com - Hong Kong - city Hong Kong
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25.06.2024

Hong Kong Disneyland Cuts Losses, Repays Loan to Disney

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief In a financial statement published nearly nine months in arrears, the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park revealed that its revenues in the year to September 2023 had more than doubled and that its losses had been slashed. The park, which is a joint venture between the Hong Kong government and the Walt Disney Company, with the government owning a majority stake, saw revenue between October 2022 and September 2023 climb by 156% to HK$5.7 billion ($731 million) as total attendance grew by 87% to 6.4 million. Earnings before interest, taxation and depreciation (EBITDA) tripled to HK$924 million ($118 million) and net losses tumbled by 83% to HK356 million ($45.6 million).

Shanghai TV Festival: Stars Expected to Shine for ‘See Her Again’ - variety.com - France - Hong Kong - city Shanghai
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24.06.2024

Shanghai TV Festival: Stars Expected to Shine for ‘See Her Again’

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief The stars of upcoming Chinese-language TV drama “See Her Again” are set to take to the red carpet on Monday, the first day of the Shanghai Television Festival. Telling the story of a police officer who traces a serial murder case across 25 years in Hong Kong, using clues from 1993 and technology from 2018, the show stars William Chan Wai-ting and Cya Liu (aka Liu Xin).

‘The Divorce’ Wins Shanghai Golden Goblet Best Film Prize - variety.com - Australia - France - China - Russia - Germany - Argentina - Vietnam - city Santiago - Hong Kong - city Shanghai - Kazakhstan
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23.06.2024

‘The Divorce’ Wins Shanghai Golden Goblet Best Film Prize

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief A jury headed by French Vietnamese director Tranh Anh Hung awarded its Golden Goblet (Jin Jue) prizes for the Shanghai International Film Festival’s main competition. The top prize for best feature went to “The Divorce,” directed by Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Salamat. The jury praised the film for its sophisticated story-telling which mixes comedy, farce and tragedy, and “which moves fluidly from public sphere to the intimate relationship of a couple in crisis” and its feeling of innocence.

‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey to Lead Nicholas Hytner’s Shakespeare Adaptation ‘Richard II’ – Global Bulletin - variety.com - Paris - Los Angeles - Germany - Japan - North Korea - Hong Kong - county Edgar
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21.06.2024

‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey to Lead Nicholas Hytner’s Shakespeare Adaptation ‘Richard II’ – Global Bulletin

Naman Ramachandran London Theatre Company will stage a new production of Shakespeare‘s “Richard II” at the Bridge Theatre. Nicholas Hytner directs, with Jonathan Bailey starring in the title role. Bailey, renowned for his breakout role as Lord Anthony in “Bridgerton,” recently starred in Showtime’s “Fellow Travelers.” He is set to play Fiyero in the upcoming “Wicked” film and is currently filming “Jurassic World” alongside Scarlett Johansson.

KCON Germany 2024: here’s everything you need to know - www.nme.com - Los Angeles - Germany - Japan - Saudi Arabia - Hong Kong
nme.com
21.06.2024

KCON Germany 2024: here’s everything you need to know

Korea JoongAng Daily.“We will deliver more joy with an expanded lineup and various programs, exceeding expectations,” he added. “We are committed to providing opportunities for fans and artists who love K-pop to communicate closely with each other and create memories.”The line-up, ticketing details and more for KCON Germany 2024 have yet to be announced.

Shanghai Buyers Get First Taste of ‘Coolie,’ Arvin Chen’s Cuba-Set Chinese Diaspora Series - variety.com - China - Cuba - Dominican Republic - Hong Kong - Panama - city Shanghai - Singapore - county Love
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20.06.2024

Shanghai Buyers Get First Taste of ‘Coolie,’ Arvin Chen’s Cuba-Set Chinese Diaspora Series

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Chinese industry executives will get a first taste of “Coolie,” a big-budget historical miniseries that focuses on the enslaved Chinese workers in Cuba in the 1860s. MM2 Entertainment is handling China rights to the production on behalf of I.E. Entertainment.

Annecy Animation Festival Prizewinner ‘Flow’ Sells Worldwide for Charades (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - China - Italy - Iceland - South Korea - Germany - Belgium - Japan - Switzerland - Greece - Poland - Czech Republic - Hungary - Hong Kong - Israel - Singapore - Slovakia - Lebanon - Romania - Latvia - Philippines
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19.06.2024

Annecy Animation Festival Prizewinner ‘Flow’ Sells Worldwide for Charades (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent “Flow,” a director-driven animated feature which world premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and just swept three awards at Annecy Film Festival, has been embraced by a raft of major distributors in key territories, including the U.K., Japan, South Korea, Germany, Spain and Italy. The movie is represented internationally by Charades.

Kwon Eun-bi drops spell-binding music video for new single ‘Sabotage’ - www.nme.com - South Korea - Japan - Hong Kong - Singapore - city Singapore - city Taipei - city Ho Chi Minh City - city Bangkok
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19.06.2024

Kwon Eun-bi drops spell-binding music video for new single ‘Sabotage’

Kwon Eun-bi has officially dropped her second single album ‘Sabotage’, alongside a music video for its title track.The former IZ*ONE singer released both the single and accompanying visual on June 18. In the music video for ‘Sabotage’, Kwon Eun-bi is cast under a love spell by a stranger and sings of the inescapable impulse of falling hard and fast.“Boy, that is sabotage / Baby, you really know, really know, know what’s the deal / Oh, that is sabotage / This feel awakening in my deepening heart / ‘Cause when you look at me, look at me, can’t tell what’s real,” she croons on the chorus.Aside from its title track, the ‘Sabotage’ single album includes two other B-side tracks: ‘Unnatural’ and ‘Bad Blood’.

Shanghai Celebrates Festival Opening With Glitzy Red Carpet Event - variety.com - China - Japan - Hong Kong - city Shanghai - city Hong Kong
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16.06.2024

Shanghai Celebrates Festival Opening With Glitzy Red Carpet Event

Shanghai International Film Festival, but that did little to diminish the festive atmosphere. The ceremony was held at the Shanghai Grand Theater in the downtown area on an evening that was warm and spring-like and without the “plum rain” or summer downpours that the city is known for at this time of year. Arguably the biggest names in attendance were Hong Kong actor and “Westworld” star Daniel Wu, Hong Kong director Dante Lam, Chinese star actor-director-producer Xu Zheng and Japanese actor Yakusho Koji, who won the best actor award a year ago at Cannes for his leading role in Wim Wenders’ “Perfect Days.” Marco Mueller, a celebrated festival director and artistic consultant, was also on hand in his adopted home town.

Shanghai Film Festival Jury Weighs in on Unique Process of Moviemaking: ‘Each Film Is a Rejection of the Previous One’ - variety.com - Australia - France - China - Germany - Argentina - Vietnam - city Santiago - Hong Kong - city Shanghai
variety.com
15.06.2024

Shanghai Film Festival Jury Weighs in on Unique Process of Moviemaking: ‘Each Film Is a Rejection of the Previous One’

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Along with a red-carpet opening ceremony, a press conference with the members of the main competition jury is a staple event of major film festivals and the 26th edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off in traditional form on Friday. Along with Vietnam-French director Tran Anh Hung, previously revealed as jury president, the other members of the decisive committee this year are: Australian director and screenwriter Rolf de Heer; German director Matthias Glasner; Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Ka Fai; Argentinian director Santiago Mitre; Chinese director Sonthar Gyal; and, the jury’s only woman, star actor Zhou Xun. A packed audience lobbed familiar questions about the criteria they jurors would employ to decide the Golden Goblet prize winners, and what informs those views.

Films Boutique Closes Further Deals for Berlin Award-Winner ‘All Shall Be Well’ as Hong Kong Box Office Builds (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - USA - Germany - Japan - Switzerland - Indiana - Indonesia - Greece - Czech Republic - Berlin - Hong Kong - Bulgaria - Israel - Slovakia - Taiwan - city Hong Kong - Macau
variety.com
14.06.2024

Films Boutique Closes Further Deals for Berlin Award-Winner ‘All Shall Be Well’ as Hong Kong Box Office Builds (EXCLUSIVE)

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor Berlin-based sales agency Films Boutique has closed further deals for Ray Yeung’s “All Shall Be Well,”following the North American deal with Strand Releasing and the first international sales previously announced by Variety.The film has been acquired by Nour Films in France, One From the Heart in Greece, Mezipatra in Czech Republic and Slovakia, HBO Europe in Eastern Europe, Beta Film in Bulgaria and Falcon in Indonesia, in addition to the already announced deals with Vedette in the Benelux, Karma in Spain, Trigon in Switzerland and Lev in Israel.Films Boutique is in negotiations with potential buyers in the U.K., Latin America, Germany and Japan.Additionally, New Voice Film Productions Ltd. secured distribution deals with Golden Scene for Hong Kong and Macau and Flash Forward Entertainment in Taiwan.“All Shall Be Well” is written and directed by Yeung and was produced by Yeung’s frequent collaborator Michael J.

‘Queen of Tears’ actor Kim Soo-hyun announces 2024 ‘Eyes On You’ Asia fanmeet tour - www.nme.com - China - Thailand - city Seoul - Japan - Indonesia - Hong Kong - Taiwan - Philippines - city Manila - city Jakarta, Indonesia - city Taipei, Taiwan
nme.com
12.06.2024

‘Queen of Tears’ actor Kim Soo-hyun announces 2024 ‘Eyes On You’ Asia fanmeet tour

Queen of Tears star Kim Soo-hyun has announced his upcoming 2024 ‘Eyes On You’ Asia fanmeet tour, featuring shows in Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and more.Kim Soo-hyun’s management GOLDMEDALIST announced that the tour will be kicking off this summer, marking his first overseas trek in about 10 years. The tour arrives fresh off the back of the conclusion of Queen of Tears, which broke television broadcast records for cable network tvN.Kim is scheduled to begin the tour with a show in Bangkok, before he heads to a handful of major cities in East and Southeast Asia, including Hong Kong, Jakarta and more.

Jenna Mirza Mattison Adapting Anita Moorjani’s Cancer Memoir ‘Dying To Be Me’ For Wonderstreet - deadline.com - Britain - New York - China - India - Hong Kong - Mauritania
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11.06.2024

Jenna Mirza Mattison Adapting Anita Moorjani’s Cancer Memoir ‘Dying To Be Me’ For Wonderstreet

EXCLUSIVE: Wonderstreet, the company behind such award-winning and socially impactful features as Beasts of No Nation and The Mauritanian, has enlisted Jenna Mirza Mattison to script a feature adaptation of Dying to Be Me, the international and New York Times bestselling memoir from Anita Moorjani.

Lulu Wang Discovered Hong Kong’s Hidden Neighborhoods, Noodle Shops and Speakeasies While Shooting ‘Expats’ - variety.com - Britain - China - Hong Kong - city Hong Kong
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09.06.2024

Lulu Wang Discovered Hong Kong’s Hidden Neighborhoods, Noodle Shops and Speakeasies While Shooting ‘Expats’

Carole Horst The atmosphere of Hong Kong permeates Lulu Wang’s “Expats”: the crowded streets, the muted colors, the stained-concrete high rises, the neon. Anna Franquesa-Solano’s cinematography seems to even pick up the humidity.

Breaking Baz: ‘Expats’ Star Ji-Young Yoo On Her Career And Being “Happy” To Be Thrown In “Deep End” Shooting With Lulu Wang & Nicole Kidman - deadline.com - city Columbia - Hong Kong - city Hong Kong
deadline.com
07.06.2024

Breaking Baz: ‘Expats’ Star Ji-Young Yoo On Her Career And Being “Happy” To Be Thrown In “Deep End” Shooting With Lulu Wang & Nicole Kidman

EXCLUSIVE: Ji-young Yoo says she was thrown in at “the deep end of things“ when she shot Prime Video‘s limited series Expats, playing the central figure of Mercy, a character around whom everyone else orbits.

James Corden finally given go-ahead to demolish abandoned house and build mega mansion - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Los Angeles - USA - Manchester - Hong Kong - county Berkshire
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
06.06.2024

James Corden finally given go-ahead to demolish abandoned house and build mega mansion

James Corden has finally received permission to demolish his long-abandoned mansion. After leaving his role as the Late Late Show host in the United States last year, the Gavin and Stacey star has now returned to the UK.

Aespa add new dates to 2024 ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ tour - www.nme.com - Australia - China - South Korea - Thailand - Japan - Indonesia - Hong Kong - city Seoul, South Korea - Singapore - city Taipei - city Jakarta - Macau
nme.com
06.06.2024

Aespa add new dates to 2024 ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ tour

aespa have added new dates their upcoming 2024 ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ world tour, featuring concerts in Asia, Australia and more.aespa’s new 2024 ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ world tour currently features 27 concerts across 14 different cities in Asia and Australia from June to September 2024. The tour will kick off at the end of June with a two-night concert in Seoul, South Korea.In July, the girl group will head on the Japanese leg of the tour, with multiple concerts each in the cities of Fukuoka, Nagoya, Saitama and Osaka.

China Box Office: ‘Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Earth Symphony’ Wins Opening Weekend, Ahead of ‘Garfield’ - variety.com - China - Japan - Hong Kong
variety.com
03.06.2024

China Box Office: ‘Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Earth Symphony’ Wins Opening Weekend, Ahead of ‘Garfield’

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Two foreign-made animation movies opened on top of the mainland China box office over the latest weekend. Japanese film, “Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Earth Symphony” landed in first place, ahead of “The Garfield Movie,” though the match-up was not like-for-like. According to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway, “Doraemon” earned $12.6 million (RMB89.5 million) over the three days from its Friday release.

Korea Box Office: ‘Furiosa’ Holds Soft Second Weekend Lead Over ‘The Plot’ - variety.com - USA - South Korea - Japan - North Korea - Hong Kong
variety.com
03.06.2024

Korea Box Office: ‘Furiosa’ Holds Soft Second Weekend Lead Over ‘The Plot’

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” maintained a narrow win at the South Korea weekend box office in its second week of release. The highest new release was local crime drama “The Plot.” Total weekend revenues in Korean cinemas were a modest $8.91 million. That figure keeps a post-COVID recovery on course, but progress is slow and incomplete.

‘Garfield’ Still Has Upper Paw Over ‘Furiosa’ With $13M Second Weekend – Saturday AM Update - deadline.com - South Korea - Japan - Vietnam - Hong Kong
deadline.com
01.06.2024

‘Garfield’ Still Has Upper Paw Over ‘Furiosa’ With $13M Second Weekend – Saturday AM Update

SATURDAY AM WRITETHRU: After a poor Memorial Day weekend, we have a poor post-holiday period, with all titles grossing an estimated $68.6M, -66% from a year ago, when Sony proved superhero movies weren’t dead with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse contributing to a marketplace that grossed $205.1M.

‘Garfield’ Has Upper Claw Over ‘Furiosa’ With $12M+ Second Weekend – Friday PM Update - deadline.com - South Korea - Japan - Vietnam - Hong Kong
deadline.com
31.05.2024

‘Garfield’ Has Upper Claw Over ‘Furiosa’ With $12M+ Second Weekend – Friday PM Update

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Alcon/Sony’s The Garfield Movie is showing his teeth against Warner Bros’ Furiosa in a second weekend faceoff between the two, $12M+ to $11.3M.

Warner Bros. Games Taps 2K’s Melissa Bell as Head of Global Marketing - variety.com - Australia - China - Hong Kong - Singapore
variety.com
30.05.2024

Warner Bros. Games Taps 2K’s Melissa Bell as Head of Global Marketing

Jennifer Maas TV Business Writer Warner Bros. Games has hired video game company 2K’s chief marketing officer Melissa Bell as its new executive vice president of global marketing. In her new role, Bell will oversee all aspects of the Warner Bros.

‘Dear Jassi,’ ‘Mrs’ to Bookend New York Indian Film Festival, Lineup Includes Mira Nair, Shabana Azmi Conversation - variety.com - London - India - Tokyo - Hong Kong - city Palm Springs - city Busan - city Tallinn
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30.05.2024

‘Dear Jassi,’ ‘Mrs’ to Bookend New York Indian Film Festival, Lineup Includes Mira Nair, Shabana Azmi Conversation

Naman Ramachandran Tarsem Singh Dhandwar’s “Dear Jassi” and Arati Kadav’s “Mrs” will open and close this year’s New York Indian Film Festival. Punjabi and English-language “Dear Jassi,” a tale of star-crossed lovers based on a true story, arrives in New York after a glittering festival run that began in 2023, at Toronto, where it won the Platform Prize.

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