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Hollywood eyes booming Chinese market


Updated: 2015-09-25 16:55:03

Hollywood eyes booming Chinese market

Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation has won great success in the Chinese box office since its premiere in early September. The spy thriller, starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson, features many sensational fight sequences.[Photo provided to China Daily]

However, it's not just about ticket sales in China.

Hollywood films are also starting to use more and more Chinese money to back projects.

The latest Mission Impossibl film, Rogue Nation, was partially funded by Chinese internet giant Alibaba.

Jim Rainey with Variety says this is prompting more and more filmmakers to take steps to try to cater to the Chinese market.

"To get that stamp of approval from the Chinese government, I'd like to say that American filmmakers are going to stand strong by their principles and never bend. But if they think they can get into the Chinese market and they have to make a few alterations, I think they will alter the content."

Transformers: Age of Extinction is one film which US critics panned for its overtly Chinese themes.

However, some say the strategy has paid off.

Age of Extinction is one of the highest grossing films of all time in China.