“See you on the big screen!” Universal Pictures said on its official Weibo social media account, alongside a Chinese version of the poster.
“F9” debuts the U.S. on June 25. Should it release around that time in China, however, it will collide with the country’s 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1. The key political event will be feted with the premiere of high-profile local patriotic blockbusters that Beijing will work to ensure score top box office figures. Authorities, likely wary of allowing American films the chance to beat out local titles lauding the Communist Party on such an important occasion, can be expected to clear the playing field.
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