oh kid, if it was a film you disliked you would be doing a little dance around the 25% thing and holding up as truth. It comes to a film you are fanboying over and suddenly you are suspicious.
Not just of me but many, multiple people reporting that the Chinese government have a deal to release 34 non-Chinese films a year and only giv back 25% of the takings up from a measly 13% before they made the 2012 deal.
So where is your evidence that China gives more back to the studio?
Show me where you found reports that its bullshit?
Im skeptical of your bullshit dude.
>Over at Captain Marvel, a knowledgeable poster says Marvel gets a pretty good return in China.
A poster (chortles), but journalists who work in the industry are to be side eyed and dismissed because it doesn't fit your narrative.
Disney straight up distributes its own films in China. Not that you would look into that or know anything about it. Of course not, but are somehow skeptical because your "knowledge" tells you different.
When theres another mouth to feed down the line like a distrubuter, thats another percent of the box office not going back to the studio so the 25% is again SPLIT. Who knows what kind of deals Disney is making over there compared to other studios.
And figure in that China has been stealing box office money from the studios, not that you would know anything about that with all your deep knowldge of the industry which leads you to be skeptical.
Multiple multiple accounts that the takings are 25% with detailed explanations as to why.
The average cost of a movie ticket in China currently approximates RMB 35 ($5.10), from which
RMB 3.3 ($0.48) is paid as a Value Added Tax (VAT)*
RMB 5 ($0.73) is apportioned to the National Special Funds for the Development of Film.
From the remaining RMB 26.7 ($3.89)
RMB 11.48 ($1.67), or 43% gets divided by the production/distribution companies, with the particular split determined according to their own agreement.
RMB 13.35 ($1.94), or 50% is kept by the individual cinema operator
RMB 1.87 ($0.27), or 7% will be passed on to the theater’s cinema circuit.
*In 2016, an incentive was added, stipulating that theaters which derive two-thirds of their annual revenue from domestic films only have to pay RMB 2.5 ($0.36) as Special Funds.
According to published reports, operating costs of a Chinese cinema are reckoned at roughly 10% for rent, 10% for labor costs, 7-8% energy costs, and 2-3% for marketing. Consequently, the net income from the purchase of an average RMB 35 ticket will be roughly RMB 9.34 ($1.36).
This model applies to domestic Chinese productions. Hollywood imports and Co-Productions are accorded their split (25% and 40%, respectively) from the full revenue, with the distributor and theaters subsequently dividing 91.7% of what’s left over.
About the author Jonathan Papish currently covers the Chinese film industry out of New York City, but previously spent 8 years working in China. Jonathan has been a social media and digital assistant for dGenerate Films, a distributor of Chinese contemporary independent cinema and, most recently, he covered the Chinese market for BoxOffice.com. Jonathan is also an audiovisual Mandarin to English translator and has subtitled several high-profile Mainland films and television programs.[/b]
[b]Under the current agreement, signed in 2012, studios get 25% of gross ticket receipts, half of what theaters usually cough up in other major territories. The agreement also allows just 34 overseas releases to play in China each year, though that quota was exceeded last year. The agreement is due for renegotiation this year, and the studios will be seeking to sweeten the terms.[/b]
[b]Under the current deal, international studios receive 25 per cent of Chinese box office revenues (compared with around 40 per cent in other markets), with the rest going to local co-production studios, Chinese distributors and cinemas.
Now just please, stfu.
$100 million made in China is $25 million. if some of thats not stolen on the way