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Summer just got hotter: 50 films to hit theaters

By Xu Fan | China Daily | Updated: 2017-07-13 07:20

Summer just got hotter: 50 films to hit theaters

Meow, starring Hong Kong giant star Louis Koo. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Some 50 new movies will hit Chinese theaters by the end of August, taking the total number of releases in this season to 90. Xu Fan reports.

As the summer hits China, the country is seeing a glut of films for one of the year's most profitable periods for the Chinese film industry.

Around 50 new movies will hit theaters by the end of August, taking the total of new releases over June-August to around 90, according to leading online pre-sale sites maoyan.com and gewara.com.

China's national college entrance examination, or gaokao, ended on June 8, which means students have three months off. And families and teenagers form a big part of the theater-going population.

Meanwhile, just like in past summers, domestic productions again dominate the lineup, squeezing Hollywood blockbusters out.

As of now when it comes to foreign films, Christopher Nolan's World War II epic Dunkirk will be released on the Chinese mainland on Sept 1, around 40 days after its North American premiere.

Other Hollywood movies-which are anticipated in summer-are Car 3 and Baby Driver, which have already been released in North America.

The two movies are expected to be released on the mainland at the end of August.

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