Long-limbed drama is surprisingly moving without being a simple tearjerker.
Exhilarating, docu-drama-like ride with a squad of Beijing plainclothes crime-hunters.
Slickly mounted horror, by the same director as the 2004 South Korean film, offers few scares.
Caught in the Web
Chen Kaige's superbly crafted drama about internet and media abuse has a cast at the top of its game.
The Death Is Here
Effective low-end horror movie with a more than solid cast of up-and-comers.
Standard, rather old-fashioned, martial arts mystery generates no real drama.
Let the Bullets Fly
A richly entertaining Oriental Western anchored by a well-honed, ironic script and terrific performances.
Painted Skin: The Resurrection
Slick fantasy vehicle for three Mainland stars is in a different league to the 2008 film.
Involving drama of powerplay and revenge sports some great performances and only occasional lapses in tone.
Police Story leads second weekend at China B.O.
Up in the Wind fourth-placed
Korean cinema, Chinese characteristics
Is the future of South Korean cinema in China?
American Dreams, 1942 crow at Golden Rooster
Double winners in two categories
Crime thrillers recognised at China Media Awards
Taiwan's Touch of the Light also awarded
Enlight Media reports 112% rise in profit
Film and television division revenue up 320%
NYAFF completes lineup, announces tributes
New Filipino Cinema a highlight at New York festival
So Young enters China's all-time top ten
Local films take 7 of 10 top spots
Berlin File opens 15th Udine
Films from China, Japan and South Korea dominate
Journey to the West conquers China
Comedy secures opening day record for a local film
Bullet, War lead HK Awards nominations
Close race for top titles
Lost in Thailand is lost to Taiwan
Road movie comedy barred by quota
China BO exceeds RMB17 billion
Local production surges
China loses ground as BO surges
Local films' market share slips below 50%
China takes reigns of Horse Awards
Beijing Blues wins top prize in Taiwan
Golden Horse focuses on Asian indies
Tributes to Mendoza, Ogigami and Chinese independents
Confucius lands Xposure, Feng Shui
North American film event secures top premieres
Asia sends 15 to Oscars race
Malaysia, Singapore quietly make submissions
Mainland films lead Golden Horse race
Mystery and Beijing Blues shortlisted
Chen to make China's Oscar run
Contemporary drama named by Film Bureau
Dhoom:3 set as India's first 3-D feature
Action franchise on giant screens from 2013
Toronto plays premiere game
Updated: World firsts dominate lineup
Toronto announces first Asian titles
Listings give clue to Venice premieres
Taichi goes 3-D
Steampunk martial arts films releasing back-to-back
China box office crosses $1.2bn in H1
Market grows 42% year-on-year; local films have 35% market share
Resurrection maintains box office lead
Chen Kaige's Caught in the Web also opens strong in China
Painted Skin puts China back on top
Action-fantasy is first local film to lead box office in 22 weeks
Masoumi and Gao grab Golden Goblets
Bear and Beijing Blues win at Shanghai
Shanghai premieres are Skin deep
Upcoming films promoted on red carpet, not with screenings
Shanghai adds Asian films to competition
New films by Gao Qunshu, Huo Jianqi and Uchida Kenji added
Resurrection set as Shanghai opener
Fantasy action film gets red carpet treatment
Asia to have subtle market influence
Economic trends flow in region's favour; yet to be reflected in market
Asia offers rich menu to Cannes' selectors
Will the new-look Directors' Fortnight seize its chance?
Easternlight shines on Assassins, Liaisons
Asian sales unit delivers weighty Chinese quartet
Taiwan distribs queue for China quota
Flowers, Skin and 1942 among likely recipients
Exhibitors make peace with War
Boycott of Zhang Yimou film avoided
Arclight adds one in Four
Chinese underworld picture is now shooting
Busan West reveals selection
Old and new travel to Orange County
Rooster calls for Space Dream
Patriotism trumps popularity at annual awards
Huayi expands film to TV
Series to start shooting this month
Four Detectives reteam
Gordon Chan adapts Wen Ruian's wuxia series
Huayi has high hopes for hefty slate
Production lineup includes prequels, 'greater China' talent
IYATO 2 gets Christmas US release
Romantic comedy in co-ordinated distribution
Clover Films claims dozen deals
New Singapore distributor pounds acquisition trail
Golden Horse opens with romance
Festival includes tributes to Weerasethakul, Kon and Rohmer
Bong, Jia and Côté form Vancouver's Asian jury
Dragons & Tigers competition announces eight from first-time directors
Toronto adds Asian dozen
Further top titles added to World Cinema section
Resurrection takes China BO record
By Stephen Cremin
Tue, 24 July 2012, 17:45 PM (HKT)
Resurrection has taken the box office record from Let the Bullets Fly 讓子彈飛 (2010) which made RMB674 million. It had narrowly taken the record from Aftershock 唐山大地震 (2010), which had taken RMB665 million a few months earlier.
Due to the higher ticket prices of the 3-D Resurrection, it has yet to match the admission records of either film. At an average ticket price of RMB44 ($6.90), it has been viewed by 15.5 million people in cinemas.
Resurrection was ranked second at the box office last week behind another action-fantasy, The Four 四大名捕 (2012). The 2-D film has now made RMB151.9 million ($23.8m million) in China. A sequel is currently shooting.
In third place, CHEN Kaige 陳凱歌's contemporary drama Caught in the Web 搜索 (2012) has now taken RMB147 million (US$23 million) in 16 days. His most recent film, the historical drama Sacrifice 趙氏孤兒 (2010), made RMB199 million (US$31.1 million).
The strongest new film last week was Bunshinsaba 筆仙 (2012) (pictured), South Korea's AN Byung-ki 안병기 | 安兵基's Chinese-language remake of his own Bunshinsaba: Ouija Board 분신사바 (2004). The horror took RMB32.0 million (US$5.01 million) in 7 days.
Another local horror, The Death Is Here 筆仙驚魂 (2012), released in June used a similar Chinese name and poster art inspired by the original South Korean horror. It made RMB23.3 million ($3.64 million) in cinemas.