American Movie Effect Chinese Movie

Topics: Hero, Chinese art, Cinema of the United States Pages: 4 (1214 words) Published: April 17, 2013
Chengcheng Xiang
11.11. 2011
Bumblebee! What are you doing in China?
In recent years, the number of Chinese movies has been rocketing dramatically. Movies have really changed Chinese lives because watching movies has become ordinary entertainment in China. Since the founding of new China, Hollywood has occupied almost the entire Chinese movie market. Contrasted with American movies, the improvement of Chinese movies is much slower. At the time when movies first came into China from western countries, there were almost no domestic movies in China. Therefore, China started to learn American’s technologies, ideologies, and arts, and American movies profoundly influenced Chinese movies and all of China. China got better because of American movies. Because of Americans, Chinese people started to watch movies as a way of relaxation. According to the book, Movie Market Booming, written by Tang Yuankai, when many Hollywood movies came into China, the market for movies in China rose to 10-billion-yuan (which is about $1.49 billion) at the end of 2010 by importing many American movies. Among the imported films, the biggest success was Avatar (in 2D, 3D, and 3D-MAX) which actually did an excellent job in China. On the first day of Avatar’s release, Chinese people were crazy about it. All the theatres in big cities did not have enough tickets, although Avatar was shown seven times per day. Some people even helped people to wait in line to make money! The pomp maintained almost one month. That is an absolute miracle in China! Avatar earned over 1.38 billion Yuan ($206 million) in China since its release on January 4, 2010(Tang 40). And also transformers and Twilight got a big success in China too. Boys and girls were talking about them everywhere. They almost represented the fashion for a long period of time. Those Good American movies advanced the Chinese movie markets in a big way. They attracted a huge amount of Chinese people to pay attention to the movie...

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