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Movies With Black Casts Are Suddenly Red-Hot but Is Hollywood Paying Attention?

17 September 2015

Sony, IMAX and FilmRise plan to unleash top-grossing Chinese hits “Wolf Totem” and “Monster Hunt” in American theaters

China’s exploding box office should hit $6.2 billion this year and is poised to overtake the U.S. movie market before the end of the decade, while Hollywood blockbusters like “Furious 7” make more money behind the Great Wall than at home.

But how long will it be before Chinese movies start beating American movies at the U.S. box office?

The first tests come soon, with Friday’s rollout of the critically acclaimed “Wolf Totem” by Sony Pictures and IMAX and FilmRise’s purchase of North American rights to “Monster Hunt,” the top-grossing Chinese film in history.

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