(THR) Paramount and Skydance's Terminator: Dark Fate has locked down its release date in China, a territory expected to play an outsized role in determining the movie's own box office fate.

The sixth film in the Terminator franchise, Dark Fate will open in the middle Kingdom on Nov. 1, the same date as North America and other major territories around the world.

The new installment marks the return of franchise creator James Cameron as a producer, with Deadpool filmmaker Tim Miller directing.

(Variety) Patriotic thriller “The Captain” held on to the top spot at the Chinese box office for the second weekend, again leading from propaganda omnibus “My People, My Country.”

“The Captain,” also known as “The Chinese Pilot” earned $34.9 million according to consultancy Artisan Gateway, for a two-week cumulative of $343 million. The cumulative for “People,” which had a huge opening day on Sept. 30, is higher still, at $362 million.

(Variety) Three Indian and three mainland Chinese films are among the nine feature movies shortlisted for the Best Asian Film Award by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

The Indian selections are box office hit “Andhadhun,” “Super Deluxe, and “Gully Boy,” which premiered in February at the Berlin festival. The Chinese trio includes “Shadow,” sci-fi hit “The Wandering Earth,” and “Ne Zha,” an animation sensation that was named as China’s Oscars hopeful.
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