Actress Li Bingbing and actor Jason Statham pose for a photo on the red carpet ceremony before the opening gala of the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival, June 16, 2018.

(Variety) The opening weekend for Universal and Amblin’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” isn’t likely to match “Avengers: Infinity War,” which launched with $199.3 million in China two weeks after its global debut and went on to become the third-biggest release ever in the country, with $369.7 million to date.

(THR) Chinese Internet giant Tencent is throwing its weight behind Zhang Yimou's upcoming action drama Shadow.

The tech and content company has joined co-producers Perfect Village Entertainment and Le Vision Pictures as a co-financier and digital marketing partner on the project. Tencent's participation was unveiled Saturday at the company's annual Tencent Night held during the Shanghai International Film Festival.

(Variety) Getting under way on Saturday, the Shanghai International Film Festival looks set on keeping its place as the most convenient set-piece meeting place in China for the local and foreign movie industries.

The 10-day event marked the opening of its 21st edition with the screening of Chinese-made drama “Animal World” starring U.S. veteran Michael Douglas. The downtown opening ceremony at the Lyric Theater was preceded by the usual red-carpet pageant.
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