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Articles from January 2

Anger as Netflix Pulls Show in Saudi Arabia
Government complained over Khashoggi jokes in US comedy Patriot Act.Netflix has been forced on the defensive after it dropped an episode of a stand-up comedy series following complaints from the Saudi Arabian government.The service pulled the episode...
China Box Office: 'Kill Mobile' Top but New Year Ticket Sales Drop 21% on Last Year
Local releases were the best performers again.While the Chinese box office in 2018 ended with a bang with a groundbreaking annual milestone of $8.86bn (RMB60.98bn), 2019 failed to get off to a good start when the three-day New Year ticket sales (Dec...
China's Box Office Increases by 9% to $8.9Bn in 2018
Local productions grossed $5.5bn (RMB37.9bn) for a 62.2% market share.China’s box office reached $8.86bn (RMB60.98bn) in 2018, an increase of 9% compared to the RMB55.91bn taken the previous year, according to figures released today by the National Film...
'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World': Review
The beloved DreamWorks franchise soars out on a highDir/scr. Dean DeBlois. US. 2018. 94 mins.Capping off a lively and warm-hearted trilogy, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World delivers a crowd-pleasing finale to this beloved animated franchise....
'Mary Poppins Returns' Stays Top for Second Week at the UK Box Office
Transformers prequel Bumblebee came in at number two with £5.4m.Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns took £7.4m from 740 sites on its second week on release to hold on to the top spot for the three-day weekend of December 28-30. It fell just 10% to gross...
Netflix Recruits Former Activision Executive as New Chief Financial Officer
Spencer Neumann, who replaces David Wells, was reportedly on paid leave from Activision.Netflix has recruited Spencer Neumann, a former high-ranking financial executive at Activision Blizzard and Disney, as its new chief financial officer. Neumann will...
Seven Film Industry Storylines Set to Dominate 2019
Will Netflix continue to disrupt? What will happen after the Disney-Fox deal? Will Apple emerge?Will Netflix continue to disrupt the industry in 2019? Short-ish answer: very likely, although it is notoriously hard to second-guess Netflix and say what...
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